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Why Behavior Change Apps Fail To Change Behavior | TechCrunch

Why Behavior Change Apps Fail To Change Behavior | TechCrunch | How Game Mechanics can influence health | Scoop.it

Imagine walking into a busy mall when someone approaches you with an open hand. “Would you have some coins to take the bus, please?” he asks. But in this case, the person is not a panhandler. The beggar is a PhD.


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It's self-determination theory proving out again. If it feels like something you want to do you're much more likely to be motivated to do it! 

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Sven Awege's curator insight, July 16, 2013 7:04 AM
Summary: “wanna” versus a “hafta.” The difference between things we want to do and things you have to do is, according to Schell, is “the difference between work and play … slavery and freedom … efficiency and pleasure.” Design around this for success!
Nitro Digital's comment, July 16, 2013 8:51 AM
Nice find. I'm a big fan of the self-determination theory. It makes a lot of sense, even if it's not especially proven'.
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"Why would apps work to change behaviour when a mirror and a set of bathroom scales have failed?"

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An Overview of Gamification in Healthcare and Fitness

An Overview of Gamification in Healthcare and Fitness | How Game Mechanics can influence health | Scoop.it
Training medical staff through video games, helping patients heal faster or not falling sick in the first place and stay fit is the topic of this article.
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HabitRPG | Gamify Your Life

HabitRPG | Gamify Your Life | How Game Mechanics can influence health | Scoop.it
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A habit-tracker which treats your goals like a Role Playing Game. Stuff like this will become more and more prevelant. Good (preventative) health + fun. What's not to like? 

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Amplify: Replacing Textbooks with Tablets - Gamification.Co

Amplify: Replacing Textbooks with Tablets - Gamification.Co | How Game Mechanics can influence health | Scoop.it
Amplify is replacing textbooks with tablets and offering students a new gamified approach to their education.
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Video Game Helps Stroke Patients Regain Motor Skills - PSFK

Video Game Helps Stroke Patients Regain Motor Skills - PSFK | How Game Mechanics can influence health | Scoop.it
Scientists at Newcastle University create a Wii-Style game that makes therapy fun and challenging with circus themed play.
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Is Gaming Changing Health Care and Helping You Live a Healthier Life?

Is Gaming Changing Health Care and Helping You Live a Healthier Life? | How Game Mechanics can influence health | Scoop.it
Gaming is popular, so can the momentum continue if the games played are with the intent to encourage a healthier lifestyle?
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Syrum Game - Boehringer Ingelheim Makes Pharma Fun!

Syrum Game - Boehringer Ingelheim Makes Pharma Fun! | How Game Mechanics can influence health | Scoop.it

Syrum is a one-of-a-kind Facebook-based social game based on developing pharmaceutical products over a 100-year period from the 1950’s to the 2050’s.

You are set the challenge to rid the world of its deadliest diseases by developing drugs and treatments to save the world’s health. 

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Gamification: Three Ways To Use Gaming For Recruiting, Training, and Health & Wellness - Forbes

Gamification: Three Ways To Use Gaming For Recruiting, Training, and Health & Wellness - Forbes | How Game Mechanics can influence health | Scoop.it
It’s game on, for Human Resource officers. Increasingly, several organizations such as Marriott, Deloitte, Aetna and the Department of Defense, are using gaming to recruit, develop and motivate employees to live a healthier life.
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Creators of Daily Challenge - MeYou Health

Creators of Daily Challenge - MeYou Health | How Game Mechanics can influence health | Scoop.it

Fitness, lifestyle, how you feel – your well-being is all these things and more. A better sense of well-being is something most people aspire to without realizing that it is so easily within reach. A few little choices every day is all it takes... MeYou Health makes it fun and simple.

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Why Behavior Change Apps Fail To Change Behavior | TechCrunch

Why Behavior Change Apps Fail To Change Behavior | TechCrunch | How Game Mechanics can influence health | Scoop.it

Imagine walking into a busy mall when someone approaches you with an open hand. “Would you have some coins to take the bus, please?” he asks. But in this case, the person is not a panhandler. The beggar is a PhD.


Via Sven Awege
Nitro Digital's insight:

It's self-determination theory proving out again. If it feels like something you want to do you're much more likely to be motivated to do it! 

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Sven Awege's curator insight, July 16, 2013 7:04 AM
Summary: “wanna” versus a “hafta.” The difference between things we want to do and things you have to do is, according to Schell, is “the difference between work and play … slavery and freedom … efficiency and pleasure.” Design around this for success!
Nitro Digital's comment, July 16, 2013 8:51 AM
Nice find. I'm a big fan of the self-determination theory. It makes a lot of sense, even if it's not especially proven'.
GB DOC's curator insight, July 16, 2013 10:09 AM

"Why would apps work to change behaviour when a mirror and a set of bathroom scales have failed?"

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How To Gamify Your Classroom In 6 Easy Steps - Edudemic

How To Gamify Your Classroom In 6 Easy Steps - Edudemic | How Game Mechanics can influence health | Scoop.it
Trying to gamify your classroom may seem like a useful tactic. But for teachers who are new to gamification, incorporating it into your classroom may seem like a daunting task.
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It's easy to see how this can be transported into health and wellness learning, and easy to faciliate online ;-)

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How Microsoft’s Xbox is Transforming Gamification in Healthcare

How Microsoft’s Xbox is Transforming Gamification in Healthcare | How Game Mechanics can influence health | Scoop.it
Is Microsoft's XBox fueling the growth of gamification in healthcare? An exploration into the possibilities of XBox becoming healthcare's gamification platform of choice.
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Getting healthy is all fun and games for Keas - Fortune Tech

Getting healthy is all fun and games for Keas - Fortune Tech | How Game Mechanics can influence health | Scoop.it
Social gaming isn't just a diversion anymore. This startup thinks the model can make people healthier.

FORTUNE -- Can an online social game help fight obesity? Can it help businesses put a lid on ever-growing employee health care bills?
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Achieve your health and wellness goals with SuperBetter

SuperBetter is an online, social game designed to help you build up personal resilience.

Resilience is the ability to stay strong, motivated, optimistic and curious even in the face of a serious challenge – like an illness or injury, anxiety or depression.

Resilience can also help you achieve your health and wellness goals – like getting in shape, sleeping better, losing weight, or reducing stress – by increasing your stamina, willpower and focus.

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GameMetrix - Diabetes Game

GameMetrix - Diabetes Game | How Game Mechanics can influence health | Scoop.it

Combine the fun of your favorite games with motivation for a healthier you! Inside our games are tidbits of information to help you better manage what you eat and increase your understanding of Diabetes.

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Keas - The Future of Corporate Wellness...

Keas - The Future of Corporate Wellness... | How Game Mechanics can influence health | Scoop.it

Employer healthcare costs are skyrocketing. Employee health and happiness is at an all-time low. Bottom line? Wellness is no longer a “nice to have”; it’s a business strategy. Healthy employees have higher levels of engagement and productivity, and healthy companies outperform their competition.

 

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