health games at work: articles, research and resources

April 26, 2012

in health games

i’m “guesting” on HR happy hour tonight at 8 pm EST to talk about a report on health games that shapeup’s dr. rajiv kumar and i co-authored (download it here).

the topic’s hot right now, and getting hotter. i’ve gathered a bunch of articles and resources on the topic here for you. feel free to add to this list with readings (or writing) of your own.

general/enterprise articles

jane mcgonigal: gaming can make a better world (video) — TED

can computer games save us all? new research shows how gaming can help cure our social ills — alternet

ben sawyer on how games for health will lead to “human joysticks” — venturebeat

the road ahead for health games — mobihealthnews (includes link to an indepth, free downloadable report)

the economics of social gaming (infographic) — mashable

who are social gamers (infographic) — square egg games

playing for wellness — the wall street journal

11 competitors to humana’s wellness platform — mobihealthnews

health gaming and the power of social — ihealthbeat

beyond farmville: social games to improve health — the wall street journal

employers get their health games on — context and shapeup (white paper)

the serious strategy behind social health games — free-range communication

it’s “game on” in the world of workplace wellness — free-range communication

games with a cause (and not much else) — computerworld

gamification is bullshit – ian bogost, the atlantic

articles on research

health games research provides clues to managing health, reducing costs — inside healthcare IT

certain video games can help kids beat cancer, researchers say – kotaku

xbox game to help combat PTSD – red orbit

burning man — GQ

resources

health games research

games for health journal

healthgamers

future of health – PSFK

the future of gaming – PSFK

the future of gamification – pew internet & american life project

pinterest health games board – my “pins” on health games

conferences

games for health

gamification summit

health 2.0 SF

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