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Tuesday, October 8 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Games as a Therapeutic Tool

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People have been playing games as a hobby for a long time but they can also be used to help with mental, physical and emotional therapy. Fast moving games are great for ignoring pain, calming games are great for helping with anxiety and games with big repeated motions are good for exercising damaged muscles or just getting the blood flowing.

Hospitals around the world are just starting to think of games as a tool in their practice and are always looking for fun games that also happen to be useful in their therapeutic goals. There are components they look for in games depending on the therapeutic goal, and many games fit these niches without even meaning to.

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Erick Blandin

Erick joined Child’s Play in 2014 after working for UW Medicine for 10 years as an IT Analyst. Thisbackground gives him a good insight into the challenges hospitals have in adopting new technologies.Has attended over 30 PAXen as a fan, then Enforcer, staff, and now as Exhibitor... Read More →

Tuesday October 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm AEDT
Room 106