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Red Hill Studios/UCSF Partnership to Showcase 'Gaming Therapy' for People With Parkinson's Disease at Games for Health Conference
Date:5/16/2011

nd their evolving physical state. Hone will report some of the positive preliminary results from the study at the Games for Health Conference being held in Boston, May 17-19, 2011. The final results of the clinical trial will be released in early August.

Red Hill has also developed a custom 'sensor suit' that tracks patients' movements with much higher resolution than either Microsoft Kinect or Nintendo Wii. The system relies on custom-built, 1" long 'tracking units' that utilize low-cost accelerometers, gyroscopes, and a magnetometer to provide detailed data about the patient's arms, legs, and torso. "The high resolution data makes it possible to track patients movements remotely in real-time," said Hone. "This system could be used in a wide range of applications in addition to physical therapy games."

Bob Hone and Sue Lifschiz will be presenting at the Games for Health Conference in Boston on May 18th at 4:40pm. They will be available for interviews on the 18th and 19th. To schedule an interview, please contact Senior Producer, Bill Dwyer (see contact info at bottom).

About Red Hill Studios

Red Hill Studios is an award winning serious games developer that creates interactive games for health, online science games, and immersive museum exhibitions. It also conducts research into new educational and health gaming paradigms.  Red Hill Studios is based in San Rafael, CA.

About UCSF

UCSF is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. The UCSF School of Nursing consistently is one of the top recipients of NIH funding in its field and ranks among the top nursing schools in the nation by "US News and World Report."

About Games for Health

Founded in 2004, the Games for Health Project supports community, knowledge and business developm
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