Over the summer I had the privilege of working with a group of doctors, graduate students, and other professionals on a very special video game code named the "P.E. Game" or patient empowerment game.
The goal was to create a motion-controlled game to help kids with cancer get exercise while hospitalized, to help the maintain their fighting spirit, and to understand key facts in their treatment.
With initial funding from the department of pediatrics at the University of Utah, we used Sony's Move.Me (we were given beta access) to create a prototype that we're finally ready to show patients.
I cannot say enough about how companies, like Sony with Move.Me, granting access to game development tools has incredible potential to not only expand the world of games, but to truly make a difference.
Fingers crossed that the game takes off and that the initial success we've had in early tests is an indicator that motion controlled games, like the PS3's Move, have true therapeutic value.
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