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10th Annual Games for Health Conference
Back Bay Events Center, Boston MA
June 18-20, 2014!

Register Today! http://www.regonline.com/gfh2014

Three Days to Explore...The Role of Videogames in Health & HealthcareThe 10th Annual Games for Health Conference is coming. Join hundreds of developers, health professionals, researchers, funders, and more at the largest event devoted to games in health & healthcare.

Three days covering platforms, and business opportunities will prepare you and your organization to deploy effective solutions for behavior change, consumer engagement, public health, professional development, research and more.

For Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities: bbryant@dmill.com
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Friday, June 20 • 10:15am - 11:00am
Exergaming 2015: Movement Based Entertainment

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Exergaming has been a key poster-child for the games for health field since the first stories of people losing large amounts of weight with DanceDanceRevolution began circulating the Web. In fact, As researcher Ian Bogost has shown, exergaming goes back to the dawn of the computer games age in the early 1980′s.

But for all the effort, demos, products shipped, why does it seem that exergaming has stalled a bit? Perhaps one reason is that most of the efforts at exergaming have been around specific fitness oriented products that appeal to specific audiences. Perhaps it’s time to truly vision what exergaming could look like if it moved beyond it’s fitness and product only confines to something more pervasive, entertainment oriented, and systemic.

This session attempts to provide a deep analysis of the exergaming and active gaming field while also offering a carefully designed vision of what exergaming can do to reach its potential as a disruptive force in making people healthier.


Speakers
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Stephen Yang

SUNY-Cortland
SUNY-Cortland


Friday June 20, 2014 10:15am - 11:00am
A. John Hancock Hall

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