Building on the successful editions in Boston (USA), Games for Health reached Europe in 2011. The non-profit Games for Health Europe is the official sister conference of the Games for Health project. Together with the USA organisation, we aim to bring serious gaming and healthcare together in order to contribute to more advanced healthcare across Europe.
Fourth conference: 27 & 28 October 2014
The Games for Health project & conference, USA
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 Pioneer Portfolio of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the lead conference sponsor and a major supporter of the Games for Health Project.
To date, the project has brought together researchers, medical professionals and game developers to share information about the impact games and game technologies can have on health, health care and policy. A major effort of the Games for Health Project is the annual Games for Health Conference in Boston. Over three days, more than 400 attendees participate in over 60 sessions provided by an international array of 80+ speakers, cutting across a wide range of activities in health and health care.
Topics include exergaming, physical therapy, disease management, health behavior change, biofeedback, rehab, epidemiology, training, cognitive health, nutrition and health education. The Games for Health Project is produced by the Serious Games Initiative, a Woodrow Wilso International Center for Scholars effort that applies cutting-edge games and game technologies to a range of public and private policy, leadership and management issues.