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Wellness Gaming

Enhancing health and providing treatment through games

Implications - Video games are still considered by many consumers to be a waste of time, and while that might be the case for some games, there is a growing market for wellness-based games, which actually help to enhance a person's quality of life. These games, whether they're used for stress-relief, treatment, fitness or overall mental health, are products that appeal to people who would never classify themselves as typical "gamers." And therein lies the advantage: by appealing to non-gamers, video game brands can secure an entirely different customer and market segment to augment overall sales.
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8 Featured, 60 Examples:
218,551 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Aug 11 — Jan 12
Trending:
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Featured Examples

Real-Life Video Games
Real-Life Video Games
The Explorence App Provides Activity Incentives Through Races and Wagering
The Explorence App may not be the first attempt at encouraging more physical activity despite the modern-day obsession with virtual reality, yet it takes a stronger approach to getting both kids and adults… MORE
Patient Empowering Video Games
Patient Empowering Video Games
PE Interactive Hopes to Strengthen the Resolve of Cancer Victims
Engineers, artists and 3D designers at the University of Utah have pooled their resources in order to help develop PE Interactive, a therapeutic video game aimed at children diagnosed with cancer. Because… MORE
play_circle_filled Vibration-Sensitive Racing Apps
Vibration-Sensitive Racing Apps
Fit Freeway App Allows Users to Speed to the Winning Diet
For those who ditched their New Year’s resolutions or for those who want to get fit without the hard work, there’s now Fit Freeway. Fit Freeway is a new face and movement-reading app that allows users… MORE
Therapeutic Entertainment
Therapeutic Entertainment
'How Games Saved My Life' Shines a Light on the Positivity of Gaming
Ashley Burch, a budding Internet celebrity and the host of a weekly video-cast, recently launched 'How Gaming Saved My Life' -- a Tumblr blog intent on collecting and publishing the most engaging tales… MORE
Geriatric Gaming Treatments
Geriatric Gaming Treatments
Neuroscientist Stuart Smith Finds Medical Potential in Video Games
With so many neurological rehabilitation patients complaining about the mundane exercises they're forced to participate in, it was only a matter of time before Dr. Stuart Smith came up with an entertaining,… MORE
play_circle_filled Motivational Well-Being Games
Motivational Well-Being Games
Mindbloom Life Game Helps You Improve Your Quality of Life
Many consumers think that playing video games can be a waste of time, but with the Mindbloom Life Game, you would actually be bettering your quality of life. Mindbloom is a game that helps you create and… MORE
Stress-Relieving Games
Stress-Relieving Games
Biofeedback Technology is Helping Build Anxiety-Fighting Video Games
By measuring the participant's heart rate, breathing levels and other indicators of stress, biofeedback technology is being used to develop psychologically conscious video games. A mouthful, I know, but… MORE
play_circle_filled Combative Motion Gaming
Combative Motion Gaming
'Self Defense Training Camp' Teaches Lifesaving Fighting Skills
'Self Defense Training Camp' is a new game for the Xbox 360 designed to get you into shape while teaching you skills that may save your life. The game makes use of the system's Kinect peripheral to teach… MORE

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