Tag Archives: health

Bacteria Combat: Fight the good fight with antibiotic!

Gamification has been in the health care industry for years, and this app Bacteria Combat, which will be launching on November 1st, aim to educate children about antibiotic resistance! Developed by Future Fossil Studio and Scottish Microbiologist Carla Brown, Bacteria Combat is a battling card game which player plays with the “Friendly” and “Dangerous” bacteria. […]

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Mango Health Launches Gamified Health Apps

  Mango Health Launches Gamified Health Apps We all know that a multivitamin does the body good but, let’s be honest, who really remembers to take one every day? Well now staying on top of your health has become more rewarding than ever. San Francisco startup Mango Health is set to spend 1.45 million to […]

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From Didget to Paper Cut-Outs: Gaming Your Way To Better Health

via Lori Senecal, forbes.com| Image Source: link Gamification isn’t just another marketing buzzword. While many brands already employ games and entertainment apps to engage customers, the healthcare sector has recently applied game mechanics to address bigger issues than human boredom. Increasingly, they are using games to help drive important and potentially life-changing behavioral changes. The trend is gaining traction and […]

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Pain Squad: A Gamified App to Track Health for Sick Kids

via beccacaddy,Connected Health, shinyshiny.com | Image Source: link Many of the health and fitness apps that we review over on our sister site Connected Health employ gaming techniques (or gamification) to encourage people to fill out more information about their bodies, beat personal best times and scores when they’re working out or just log-in and promote the app […]

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GymPact Grabs $850K From Guitar Hero Founder & More To Give You Cash For Getting In Shape

EnGaming’s Note: GymPact is an mobile App that helps you with your weekly workout schedule. After its launch in early 2011, it has done some great things to the people that can’t follow through with their workout plan (like myself). If you are still wondering what it is you can read this early post from […]

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Earn Rewards For Walking Or Cycling To Work [Gamification App]

Re:route is a new iPhone app that gamifies walking and cycling around London, by awarding points for these actions.  These points can later be redeemed for store discounts and rewards. via Emma Hutchings @sydfilmblog, psfk.com Recyclebank and Transport for London have partnered to release an iPhone app that gives users points when they walk or […]

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[Gamification in Healthcare] Games4Health Highlights Unconventional Uses For Gamification And Health [Video]

A recent Games4Health webinar highlighted a number of examples of gamification in healthcare.  Although the now-cliche Wii fit example is mentioned, the article also offers tools for substance abuse, encouraging swing-set use, and therapy sessions. via Arundhati Parmar @aparmarbb, medcitynews.com Wii and Kinect have shown how gaming can help keep people active. Then there are […]

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