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Thursday, June 23 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Heal Thyself: What Makes Health Games Work?

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Games have shown promise to help us survive diseases, heal psychological wounds, understand neuroscience, improve physical fitness, and guide us to a healthier life. For every such game that is an inspiring gem, there are many more that utterly fail in their intended purpose. This session showcases successes and explores the essential elements that make a health-focused game something useful, compelling, and playable. The session will also explore the failures that may have had good intentions but couldn’t cut it as a game. The lessons gleaned from those are also most valuable. Audience interaction welcomed.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Talbot, M.D.

Thomas Talbot, M.D.

Principal Medical Expert, USC Institute for Creative Technologies
Dr. Talbot has been at the center of many of the nation’s major medical simulation and gaming efforts as a Defense Department gaming proponent & innovator. As Principal Medical Expert at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, he creates virtual human interactive patients, emotionally intelligent avatars, and explores virtual reality for medicine and learning. As a pediatrician and scientist, Dr. Talbot endeavors to create meaningful... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 104

Attendees (60)