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11-03-2009, 09:43 AM
Dear Biomch-L members,
Please see below message

> Dear colleagues
> in my role as Chair of a Games for Health Special Interest Group for the
> Health Informatics Society of Australia, I am trying to establish a link
> between health researchers, clinicians and consumers with the video
> games developer community such that we can start to build interactive
> game systems that are (a) appropriate for the level of function of
> different patient groups and (b) which can provide clinicians and
> researchers with information about changes in patient performance.
> I have organised workshops on Games for Health for two upcoming
> conferences and would very much appreciate any suggestions you might
> have for advertising these events more widely. If you have suggestions
> for mailing lists I can post the following to by all means let me know.
> Unfortunately timing is tight, for the first workshop in particular I
> have only just been given the green light.
> The first workshop will be held on Sunday 6th December in Melbourne as a
> part of the Game Connect Asia Pacific conference
> (http://www.gameconnectap.com)
> This Games for Health forum brings together the Australian game
> development industry with healthcare providers, clinicians and heath
> technology developers. It is intended for games and health
> practitioners, and for academics from both fields. This sector
> constitutes a rapidly growing $6.6 billion international market, that
> Australian companies are well placed to access. Experts from the medical
> and video game industries will speak across a range of topics including:
> We have a number of speakers from across health who will present at this
> meeting on topics such as
> The use of virtual 3D environments (eg SecondLife) for health education
> and training
> Haptic feedback games in upper limb rehabilitation following stroke
> Video games for training geriatric interns in identifying fall risk
> factors in the homes of older adults
> Development of a first-person shooter style game for education in
> children living with cancer
> Virtual Iraq for treatment of post traumatic stress disorder
> Exergames
> How to attract ARC and NHMRC funding
> The second event will be held as a part of the much more academic IEEE
> HealthCom09 (http://www.inext.uts.edu.au/healthcom09/). At this meeting
> I have four speakers (three international) who will speak on
> Haptic rehabilitation of upper limb function following stroke
> Video games for rehabilitation
> Effectiveness of Game-based Learning of a National Health e-Learning
> Network for Nutrition Education in Elementary School
> Games for Health overview

> --
> Stuart Smith PhD, MSc
> Senior Research Officer
> __________________________________________
> Falls and Balance Research Group
> Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute
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