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logy Center, the project was

originally titled "Project ER" and aimed to lower stress for

60,000 children who visited Pittsburgh Medical Centers ER each year.

During the test run, the project gathered considerable research on how

to deploy such systems in healthcare settings and will share this

knowledge during a case presentation of the K.I.C.K. system. In order to

see games for health play a greater role in settings where healthcare is

delivered, significant hardware and software delivery problems need to

be solved.

-- The rise of games for first responders and medical professionals.

Conference attendees will have an opportunity to play with 3DiTeams.

Funded by the U.S. Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research

Center (TATRC), 3DiTeams was developed by Virtual Heroes with Duke

University's Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center, and lets

people interact with a fully 3D simulation of emergency health care

environments ... Medical Cyberworlds is a startup in the process of

creating an online multiplayer game to train doctors to communicate more

effectively with their patients. Dr. Fred Kron, the founder and CEO of

the company and Noah Falstein, the lead designer will present an update

at the conference on the state of the project and discuss the

challenging process of encouraging effective collaboration between

physicians, academics, and game developers.

Other conference highlights include a presentation by Nina Fefferman of Tufts University about the "Corrupted Blood Syndrome" content of the popular World of Warcraft online game. In September 2005, designers and programmers at Blizzard Entertainment created new game content for Blizzard's mega-hit massive multiplayer online game World of Warcraft that inadvertently unleashed an

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