The conference, at the Baltimore Convention Center, offers more than 30 demonstration projects and 75 speakers
BALTIMORE, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Games for Health Project (http://www.gamesforhealth.org) today kicked off the 2008 Games for Health Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center. Over the next two days, more than 300 innovators will demonstrate new games and discuss key advancements and collaborations across the health and games fields.
The conference, which runs through tomorrow, builds the convergence
between cutting edge gaming technology and healthcare complexities, with an
eye toward long-term, breakthrough health solutions. This year's conference
-- More than two dozen innovative demonstration projects, including
application of consumer games, such as Guitar Hero and Nintendo Wii, for
self-care, rehabilitation and prevention purposes
-- Seventy-five experts speaking on topics from exergaming and physical
therapy to epidemiology and cognitive exercise
-- The first-ever keynote panel of health insurance providers, organized by
Humana, featuring four of the nation's leading health insurers
discussing their activities in the games for health field
The Games for Health Conference is produced by the Games for Health Project. Founded in 2004, the Games for Health Project supports community, knowledge and business development efforts to use cutting-edge games and game technologies to improve health and health care.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneer Portfolio is the lead conference sponsor and a major supporter of the Games for Health Project.
"This conference provides a forum for collaborations to emerge between
the video game industry and the health and health care industry," said
Chinwe Onyekere, RWJF program officer. "Through these e
|SOURCE Games for Health Project|
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