[games_access] Games for Health

AudioGames.net richard at audiogames.net
Thu Jun 8 04:03:23 EDT 2006


Hi,

Yes, I too am too overbooked this year :) However, if anyone wants some 
examples of 'games for health' than I got some examples laying around 
(somewhere!) here (such as Gasp, a video game in which you play a pearl 
diver who has to retrieve as many pearls as possible in just one dive. The 
game is controlled by a breath controller and thus the true challenge is the 
player's respiration and lung capacity. The game can be used for training 
purposes for people with astma and hyperventilation...

Greets,

Richard




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "d. michelle hinn" <hinn at uiuc.edu>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 11:11 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] Games for Health


> Well, unfortunately I'm definitely overbooked for this year. To my 
> knowledge the only person in the SIG who this is local for is Robert 
> Florio. He lives nearby and I would think would make an excellent 
> speaker -- Robert, any interest?
>
> Michelle
>
>>We might be able to help with some of this if we're convinced it can be a 
>>great set of sessions.
>>
>>We're in Baltimore, MD at the university of maryland school of medicine.
>>
>>I'll both make no promises but do as much as a I can.
>>
>>- Ben
>>
>>On Jun 7, 2006, at 4:34 PM, d. michelle hinn wrote:
>>
>>>Thanks for the email, Ben!
>>>
>>>Couple questions...Where is it? And is there any reimbursement for the 
>>>speaker's travel expenses? We have no SIG funding and a lot of us already 
>>>committed to at least one conference (Develop Brighton, which I see you 
>>>are speaking at as well) in the next three months...which means our own 
>>>budgets have been bled dry!
>>>
>>>Michelle
>>>
>>>>Yes and specifically our conference.
>>>>
>>>>On Jun 7, 2006, at 1:50 PM, Reid Kimball wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>I'm guessing this is what you're talking about?
>>>>>
>>>>>http://www.gamesforhealth.org/about2.html
>>>>>
>>>>>-Reid
>>>>>
>>>>>On 6/7/06, Ben Sawyer <bsawyer at dmill.com> wrote:
>>>>>>Can IGDA Games Accessibility Sig provide a speaker for Games for
>>>>>>Health on 9/28-9/29
>>>>>>
>>>>>>I'm specifically looking for two sessions...
>>>>>>
>>>>>>1. A small (meaning I expect the audience to be say 30-40 talk on
>>>>>>game accessibility technology.  This would also be aimed not only at
>>>>>>making games more accessible to handicapped populations but also as
>>>>>>interface and technologies that might be used in rehab, motor skills
>>>>>>therapy, etc.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>2. A larger talk focused on games that may be specifically for people
>>>>>>with a variety of conditions chronic or otherwise.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Thanks!
>>>>>>
>>>>>>- Ben
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