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[Gamification & Health] New Frontiers For Improving Health Through Video Games

via Leigh Alexander @leighalexander, gamasutra.com Long gone are the days when the idea of “games for health” meant exergaming. The mobile and social world has virtually exploded with a wealth of productivity apps, interactive personal trainers and beyond — to say nothing of the complex effect the gamification movement has had on the concept of […]

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Gamification: Three Ways To Use Gaming For Recruiting, Training, And Health & Wellness

via Jeanne Meister @jcmeister, forbes.com It’s game on, for Human Resource officers. Increasingly, several organizations such as Marriott, Deloitte, Aetna and the Department of Defense, are using gaming to recruit, develop and motivate employees to live a healthier life. Just what is gamification? Is it the latest management fad? Will it still be something we […]

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Study: Calling All Diabetic Gamers

via Jeff Byers, cmio.net Get ready to add “gamification” to your latest buzzword toolkit. Researchers from Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Techna Institute, University Health Network in Toronto, found that using an mHealth diabetes application (app) with the use of gamification incentives showed an improvement in the frequency of blood glucose monitoring in adolescents with […]

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Dieting For Dollars (Or Maybe A Movie Ticket)

via Nicole Laporte, nytimes.com BACK in 1999, Michael Paolini, an inventor at I.B.M. in Austin, Tex., was having lunch at a Ruby Tuesday’s with some fellow engineers when the group decided that too many burgers and fries were translating into thicker waistlines. It was time to lose weight.https://engaming.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php But, being engineers, they weren’t just going […]

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Using The Addictive Power Of Gaming To Make You Exercise More

via Ariel Schwartz @arielhs, fastcoexist.com Can’t get enough FarmVille? All that time at the computer probably isn’t great for your health. But what if you couldn’t proceed unless you had burned some calories? That’s the premise of a new gadget called Striiv.  This is an amazing time to be a health-data nerd. Thanks to the […]

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