Serious Games for Health

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2018

There are rising costs in health care and challenges in achieving better health outcomes. Serious games for health educate and entertain users in a focused way to motivate users for a focused behavior change.  These games have been designed to promote better health outcomes in patients, improve workforce training, and promote the education of products and health services. This course provides an overview of the serious games for the health sector, provides a detailed overview of the best applications and implementations, provides approaches for implementing these systems in the health and industry sectors, provides a framework for evaluation, and strategies for planning the long-term sustainability of these systems.  Course website: http://www.seriousgamesforhealth.com/