Here are some projects we find inspiring. If you know a project that should be on this page then we would love to hear from you.
Games for Health
Through the Games for Health project the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has supported a range of projects that forged significant new connections between the worlds of games and health: http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=29171
Outcome study of the Re-mission video game showed very promising results for the use of game technology in everyday cancer treatment of teens and young adults. Listen to principal invesitigator Professor Pamela Kato, PhD talk about the study: http://www.welltopia.com/cancerVideoGame.html
Treatment of burn victims
Video games used in treatment of pediatric burn victims at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071009101818.htm
More on the immersive virtual reality pain distraction, which was originated and developed by Hoffman & Patterson at the Univ. of Washington Seattle and Harborview Burn Center: http://www.hitl.washington.edu/projects/vrpain/
Better lifestyle choices
3D video games created by Archimage an architectural design studio in Houston, Texas, seeks to assist children make good lifestyle choices: http://www.cadalyst.com/aec/news/designing-healthy-bodies-4008. The studio has been designing health games for disease prevention in children since 2001.