Serious games for healthcare: applications and implications

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    With advances in technologies and revolutions in patient, trainee, and public expectations, the global healthcare sector is increasingly turning to serious games to solve problems. Serious games are applications with serious purposes, developed using computer game technologies more often associated with entertainment. Serious Games for Healthcare: Applications and Implications will introduce the development and application of game technologies for health-related serious games. Further, it provides cutting-edge academic research and industry updates which will inform readers about the current and future advances in the area. Encapsulating the knowledge of commercial and noncommercial researchers, developers, and practitioners in a single volume will benefit not only the research and development community within this field, but could also serve public health interests by improving awareness and outcomes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationHershey, PA.
    PublisherIGI Global
    ISBN (Print)9781466619036, 9781466619043
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    • serious games
    • computer games
    • healthcare
    • medicine


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