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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Video Games Improve Medication Compliance

Play video games can help with pediatric patient medication compliance (16% increase). From the August 2008 issue of Pediatrics, cited in a Yahoo! (Reuters):

In Re-Mission (http://www2.re-mission.net), developed by HopeLab, a Redwood City, California-based non-profit company, players control a tiny robot called Roxxi who moves around in a 3-D environment representing the inside of the body of a young cancer patient. Players can use Roxxi to blast cancer cells and control side effects, and winning the game requires taking chemotherapy drugs and antibiotics, using relaxation techniques, eating food, and keeping up with other types of self-care.
SOURCE: Pediatrics, August 2008.

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080805/hl_nm/game_cancer_dc;_ylt=Ah1j5t0IB1cChOYyoe4T99Ks0NUE

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Eduserv Symposium 2007

A quick post on the Eduserv Symposium 2007 “Virtual Worlds, Real Learning” can be found here - all of the slides and presentations from the Symposium will hopefully be online soon. A very interesting day of presentations and debate if you missed it !

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