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Video/Online 'Games For Health' Come Of Age: Four Major Trends Now Emerging

Emerging Developments Outlined As Games for Health Conference Gets Underway; Health-Oriented Innovations - Such as Guitar Hero Modified for Arm Amputee Rehab - Gaining Ground

BALTIMORE and WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four major emerging trends -- exergaming kicks into high gear, video games go to rehab and therapy, major health care providers arrive on the scene, and the rise of video games for first responders and medical professionals - were highlighted today during a telenews event conducted by organizers of the Games for Health national conference ( taking place May 8-9, 2008 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Drawing on 60 planned presentations by 75 speakers, Games for Health conference highlights trends including:

-- Video games go to rehab and therapy. In a Games for Health conference

highlight, a version of the popular video game Guitar Hero will be

unveiled that is designed to aid arm amputee rehabilitation ... Red Hill

Studios will present its findings about the use of PDWii to aid balance

and mobility in Parkinson's patients. PDWii is currently being

developed by Red Hill Studios and the UCSF School of Nursing, with

funding by the NIH. Quantifiable results are being used to track patient

progress and are being integrated into the patient's overall

regime. Results will be used to benefit further innovations in the field

of games for health ... For younger patients, there is Ditto, a

"multi-modal distraction device" designed to control pain and

stress among patients undergoing burn and orthopedic medical procedures.

-- Exergaming kicks into high gear. One Games For Health panel will explore

how exergaming in gyms and other settings can be used to combine

physical a

SOURCE Games for Health Project, Washington, DC; Woodrow Wilson
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