209. Interactive Gaming and Health Technology

Intended Audience: Everyone

Video games have come a long way, and what used to be something with a reputation of making people unhealthy is now being used to catalyze people into engaging in their own health. Today’s episode, we talk about an example of where we can be in the future, integrating video games with BAN technologies and dietary analysis.

Check out this article that talks about how video games can have a role in improving health outcomes: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3391574/

Another great piece of journalism on how video games have changed over time and move towards health outcomes: https://medcitynews.com/2019/05/from-joke-hour-to-digital-therapeutics-an-evolution-of-gaming-in-healthcare/

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