Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Serious gaming is beneficial for healthcare
There are many applications possible for serious gaming in relation with health and healthcare. This varies from training for professionals to facilitating the design of living environments for disabled people.
Te biggest advantage if 3D games and simulations is the ability to make people actively search for information and to experience lifelike situations, instead of receiving information passively. In doing this the 'gamers' have to make decisions and will directly experience the consequences of their decisions and actions. This interactivity is an effective learning method and therefore, serious gaming can be used effectively in many situations.
See a more extensive article (in Dutch) here: Zorgvisie - Zorg heeft baat bij serious gaming