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March 21, 2016

Drexel workshop to discuss if video games can improve health

Join the discussion at the UK-US Serious Games For Healthcare workshop

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Drexel University Thom Carroll/for PhillyVoice

Drexel University

Linking video games to improved health might seem like a stretch but some researchers, game developers, professors and entrepreneurs in both the United Kingdom and the United States see a possibility.

The UK-US Serious Games For Healthcare workshop will be the first of its kind, happening on Tuesday, March 22 at Drexel University's Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center.

Proponents of a branch of video game design that focuses on using games as a solution to healthcare challenges and as a way to train medical professionals will take the stage to discuss their ideas.

The discussion will occur over two days but the first day is open for free to the general public. Seating is limited and a reservation is required.

“The promise of brain training games," and "Serious Games for people with schizophrenia, people with mild cognitive impairment and also for healthy people," are two of several topics open to the public.

Philly's Drexel University was selected to host the gathering because of its recognized game design program. 

The UK-US Serious Games For Healthcare Workshop

Tuesday, March 22
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Free
Drexel University: ExCITe Center
3401 Market St. Suite 100
(215) 895-6635