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Fantasy Leagues for Health

Thousands play in fantasy sports leagues—let’s create online Fantasy Health Leagues to harness that appeal and change the game to achieve real health improvements. Individuals or groups working toward a health goal (e.g., workplace wellness teams, weight loss, smoking cessation) sign up to be “drafted” as players or teams in a league related to their health aim. Players share their motivation and plan for improving their ...more »

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SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY TO LEVEL THE HOSPITAL SAFETY PLAYING FIELD

The landmark report, To Err is Human, estimated that as many as 270 patients die per day as a result of errors in patient care. Since then, the rate of medical errors has not declined and studies suggest it may have increased. Many of these errors result from poor communication across care teams. Traditionally, team training occurs on the job. While many academic medical centers employ sophisticated and expensive simulation ...more »

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Wellness Games

Health should be celebrated! Wellness games could bring that much needed spirit to the fore. Competition would cover three areas. 1. A joyful skill that promotes wellness. 2. Standard objective measures of health: blood pressure, body comp., cholesterol, and aerobic fitness--but it would be progress that is measured, and maintenance of progress subsequently. 3. Diet; submit several recipes to be graded for ...more »

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Social Networking Game For Diabetes Prevention

Problem: Research shows therapeutic lifestyle change (TLC) resulting in loss of just 7% initial weight reduces diabetes risk by over 50% and is cost-effective over 10 years. But, individualized TLC is costly and not scalable. Population-wide TLC lacks customization and suffers from poor retention. Solution: An internet social networking game offering personalized lifestyle intervention solutions. The game uses a proprietary ...more »

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Innovative games using multi-sensor platforms to objectively diagnose and treat cognitive disorders

CogCubed has developed and productized a revolutionary approach for the diagnosis and treatment of executive functioning disorders like ADHD and Autism, using a gaming approach that is readily accepted by the youthful population that is most affected. Currently affecting 10-20% of the child/adolescent population, the diagnosis of ADHD has risen by 25% over the last 10 years. Our product, developed by a team of Data ...more »

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