Category Archives: Gamification

The effects of coping style on virtual reality enhanced videogame distraction in children undergoing cold pressor pain

As anyone who’s been engrossed in a video game can attest to, when a game is engaging, everything around you stops mattering. This is the logic behind “videogame-induced analgesia,” which applies the time-honored strategy of distracting patients during painful procedures.

The effects of coping style on virtual reality enhanced videogame distraction in children undergoing cold pressor pain

As anyone who’s been engrossed in a video game can attest to, when a game is engaging, everything around you stops mattering. This is the logic behind “videogame-induced analgesia,” which applies the time-honored strategy of distracting patients during painful procedures.

Increasing Trauma Triage Competency through Gaming

This article, titled “Video game improves doctors’ recognition and triage of severe trauma patients”, focused on a study to assess if gaming could help Emergency Medicine (EM) physicians better triage trauma patients. Half of the participants spend their time on

Increasing Trauma Triage Competency through Gaming

This article, titled “Video game improves doctors’ recognition and triage of severe trauma patients”, focused on a study to assess if gaming could help Emergency Medicine (EM) physicians better triage trauma patients. Half of the participants spend their time on

Gaming to Combat Childhood Obesity

This article, titled “New study shows certain video games can improve health in children with obesity”, focused on a research group which implemented a video game exercise program for children. The program consisted of an Xbox, Kinect system, 4 “exergames”,

Gaming to Combat Childhood Obesity

This article, titled “New study shows certain video games can improve health in children with obesity”, focused on a research group which implemented a video game exercise program for children. The program consisted of an Xbox, Kinect system, 4 “exergames”,

Video Game to Combat Chronic Back Pain

This article, titled “Can video game exercises help chronic low back pain?”, focuses on a research team which developed an exercise video game to combat chronic back pain. Using the Nintendo Wii-Fit-U, the team developed an interactive game with visual

Video Game to Combat Chronic Back Pain

This article, titled “Can video game exercises help chronic low back pain?”, focuses on a research team which developed an exercise video game to combat chronic back pain. Using the Nintendo Wii-Fit-U, the team developed an interactive game with visual

“Digital Medicine” Treatment for Patients with ASD and Co-Occuring ADHD

This article, titled “Can a video game-based ‘digital medicine’ help children with autism and co-occurring ADHD?”, focuses on Project: EVO and its effects on patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and co-occuring ADHD. Project: EVO is an action video game

“Digital Medicine” Treatment for Patients with ASD and Co-Occuring ADHD

This article, titled “Can a video game-based ‘digital medicine’ help children with autism and co-occurring ADHD?”, focuses on Project: EVO and its effects on patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and co-occuring ADHD. Project: EVO is an action video game

VR Offers Patients a Virtual Distraction from Pain

Virtual reality (VR) technology is currently being used in the pre- and post-operative environment to improve pain management for patients. VR technology has the potential to improve outcomes in adult and pediatric cases, reduce cost, and decrease the need for

VR Offers Patients a Virtual Distraction from Pain

Virtual reality (VR) technology is currently being used in the pre- and post-operative environment to improve pain management for patients. VR technology has the potential to improve outcomes in adult and pediatric cases, reduce cost, and decrease the need for

Mabu the Personal Healthcare Assistant

When I first started third year, during my ambulatory rotation I saw a man who was in his 90s who was extremely noncompliant. I remember that he thought it was extremely helpful when I programmed medication alarms into this phone.

Mabu the Personal Healthcare Assistant

When I first started third year, during my ambulatory rotation I saw a man who was in his 90s who was extremely noncompliant. I remember that he thought it was extremely helpful when I programmed medication alarms into this phone.