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Video games taken as serious medicine

Video games are being treated as serious medicine in the battle against health woes ranging from obesity to cancer and dementia.

Several hundred US game developers, medical workers and government policy makers were set to collaborate in Maryland in September at the Games for Health Project devoted to putting video games in the US medicine chest.

“We think there is a huge potential for games to be used for good,” said Richard Tate of HopeLab, the company that created Re-Mission game for children being treated for cancer.

“It is just a matter of designing them thoughtfully and targeting what you want to achieve with the design.”


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