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Serious Game : les données à connaître pour faire son marché | Formaguide.com

Serious Game : les données à connaître pour faire son marché | Formaguide.com | JEUX VIDEOS & SENIORS | Scoop.it
Le 3 décembre dernier s'est tenue à Lyon la 4e édition des Serious Games Sessions Europe. Ludovic Noël, directeur du pôle de compétitivité Imaginove, fait le point sur les dernières tendances ...
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Un projet français d’envergure sur les interfaces Cerveau-Ordinateur appliquées aux jeux vidéo (ANR-CONTINT)

Un projet français d’envergure sur les interfaces Cerveau-Ordinateur appliquées aux jeux vidéo (ANR-CONTINT) | JEUX VIDEOS & SENIORS | Scoop.it
Un projet français d’envergure sur les interfaces Cerveau-Ordinateur appliquées aux jeux vidéo (ANR-CONTINT)
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Oculus Rift : La vraie next-gen ? - Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift : La vraie next-gen ? - Oculus Rift | JEUX VIDEOS & SENIORS | Scoop.it
L'oculus Rift est un masque de réalité virtuelle qui plonge le joueur dans de nombreux univers différents, et permet de vivre une toute nouvelle expérience de jeu.
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Star Wars Force Trainer (Mind Control Awesomeness!) - YouTube

Playing around with the Star Wars Force Trainer. It's a blast. It's a device that allows you to raise and lower a ball using your mind. Here is the Google se...
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Training the Older Brain in 3-D: Video Game Enhances Cognitive Control

Training the Older Brain in 3-D: Video Game Enhances Cognitive Control | JEUX VIDEOS & SENIORS | Scoop.it

Scientists at UC San Francisco are reporting that they have found a way to reverse some of the negative effects of aging on the brain, using a video game designed to improve cognitive control.


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Richard Platt's curator insight, January 11, 2014 10:27 AM

Again another good use case being developed for the elderly, and video gaming.  Now if I could only get pops (he's 75) to play Call of Duty with me and the nephews.

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Senior citizens and video games: Skip the shuffleboard, grab the PlayStation - Chicago Tribune

Senior citizens and video games: Skip the shuffleboard, grab the PlayStation - Chicago Tribune | JEUX VIDEOS & SENIORS | Scoop.it
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An Interview With 'Skylanders' Senior Game Designer Ray West - Forbes

An Interview With 'Skylanders' Senior Game Designer Ray West - Forbes | JEUX VIDEOS & SENIORS | Scoop.it
Skylanders Senior Game Designer Ray West talks toys and video games.

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7 health benefits of playing video games

7 health benefits of playing video games | JEUX VIDEOS & SENIORS | Scoop.it

Your parents may have tried to kick you off your Super Nintendo just about every time you sat down in front of it because they were concerned about how it might affect your long-term health. Plenty of studies have shown that games that don't require a lot of physical movement can have an adverse effect on children as they grow older. But perhaps counter-intuitively, there have also been several studies touting the health benefits of gaming.

 

1. Video games are therapeutic for children with chronic illnesses
The University of Utah released a study last year that examined the effects of regular gaming on children diagnosed with illnesses like autism, depression, and Parkinson's disease. Kids who played certain games, including one designed just for the study, showed signs of improvement in "resilience, empowerment, and a 'fighting spirit.'" Researchers believe the games' ability to act on "neuronal mechanisms that activate positive emotions and the reward system" helped improve kids' demeanors as they faced the daily challenges of their illnesses.

 

2. Video games improve preschoolers' motor skills
Letting a 4-year-old sit in front of a TV with a game controller might not seem like the most productive use of her time. But researchers from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, would disagree. Their study examined the development of 53 preschool-aged children, and found that those who played "interactive games" had better "object control motor skills" than those who didn't. It's not clear, though, whether children with better-than-average motor skills tend to gravitate toward video games in the first place.

 

3. Video games reduce stress and depression
2009's Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine included a study that found that gamers who suffered from mental health issues such as stress and depression were able to vent their frustration and aggression by playing video games — and showed a noted improvement. The study hypothesized that games gave certain "Type A" personalities time to relax in "a state of relative mindlessness" that allowed them to avoid reaching "a certain level of stressful arousal" as they tried to relax.

 

4. Video games can provide pain relief
Video games don't just provide relief from emotional pain. They can also help those who are suffering from physical pain. Psychologists at the University of Washington developed a gamethat helps hospital patients suffering from immense physical pain by using an age-old mental trick: distraction. The virtual reality game "Snow World" put patients in an arctic wonderland in which they throw an endless arsenal of snowballs at a series of targets, such as penguins and snowmen. Military hospitals found the experience helped soldiers recovering from their battlefield wounds. The soldiers who played "Snow World" required less pain medicine during their recuperation. 

 

5. Video games can improve your vision
Mom may have warned you that sitting in front of the TV wasn't good for your eyes. But one developmental psychologist found it could actually be beneficial to your vision. Dr. Daphen Maurer of the Visual Development Lab of Ontario's McMaster University made a surprising discovery: People suffering from cataracts can improve their vision by playing first-person shooter games like Medal of Honor and Call of Duty. She believes these games are so fast-paced that they require an extreme amount of attention, training the visually impaired to view things more sharply. They can also produce higher levels of dopamine and adrenaline that "potentially may make the brain more plastic," she said. 

 

6. Video games can improve your decision-making skills
Most video games require fast reactions and split-second decisions that can mean the difference between virtual life and virtual death. Cognitive neuroscientists at the University of Rochester in New York found these games give players' brains plenty of practice for making decisions in the real world. Researchers suggest that action-oriented games act as a simulator for the decision-making process by giving players several chances to infer information from their surroundings and forcing them to react accordingly.

 

7. Video games can keep you happy in old age
Researchers from North Carolina State University looked closely at our aging population to see if there was a link between playing video games and mental well-being — i.e. "happiness." They found that senior citizens who said they played video games — even occasionally — reported "higher levels of happiness, or well-being," says Rick Nauert at PsychCentral. "Those who did not play video games reported more negative emotions" and were more likely to be depressed. It's unclear what exactly is behind this link — or if the relationship is even causal.


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Pirates du cerveau : des pensées à portée de casque

Pirates du cerveau : des pensées à portée de casque | JEUX VIDEOS & SENIORS | Scoop.it
Des électrodes fichées sur un bonnet et vous voilà pilote d'un vaisseau spatial de jeu vidéo. Mais aussi victime potentielle d'un piratage cérébral. A moins que cette technologie ne serve à traiter votre dépression...
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OpenViBE : Le premier logiciel français permettant « d’agir par la pensée » - Inria

OpenViBE : Le premier logiciel français permettant « d’agir par la pensée » - Inria | JEUX VIDEOS & SENIORS | Scoop.it
Piloter un ordinateur par la pensée ? Encore inimaginable il y a une dizaine d’années, réaliser une telle prouesse est désormais possible. Financé par l’Agence Nationale de la Recherche, OpenViBE est le premier projet français multipartenaires ...
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Headset & Accessories

Headset & Accessories | JEUX VIDEOS & SENIORS | Scoop.it
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Les jeux vidéo réorganisent le cerveau !

Les jeux vidéo réorganisent le cerveau ! | JEUX VIDEOS & SENIORS | Scoop.it
Une équipe de chercheurs a démontré scientifiquement que la pratique intensive des jeux vidéo développerait les capacités visuo-motrices, une des qualités d’un bon chirurgien !
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Researchers Look to Video Games for Therapeutic Effects

Scientists, intrigued by video games’ intrinsic ability to distract and focus the mind, have for decades looked for ways to use video games to improve health and patient outcomes.

... East Carolina University researcher Carmen Russoniello will hand sickle cell anemia patients video game controllers and see whether playing the games helps them control stress and reduce pain caused by their disease.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced in May that it would provide more than $2 million in grants for a dozen studies on the use of computer games for health. The projects include using active video games, such as the Nintendo Wii, to encourage weight loss in children and seeing whether playing a driving-type video game improves cognitive and visual functions in senior citizens.


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Senior citizens improve health, sense of well being with Kinect, XBOX 360 & MS HealthVault

Senior citizens improve health, sense of well being with Kinect, XBOX 360 & MS HealthVault | JEUX VIDEOS & SENIORS | Scoop.it

Bill Crounse, MD writes:

 

'If you think video games are just for kids, tweens and teens you’d be terribly wrong.

 

People of all ages are buying and playing video games these days. In fact, a pilot program called the Exergamers Wellness Club developed by Microsoft, the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging, Partners in Care Foundation and St. Barnabas Senior Services suggests playing video games with Kinect for XBOX 360 and monitoring heath status with HealthVault technology can improve the health of senior citizens, increase social interaction, and enhance their quality of life.'


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Video games: No longer just for kids| Senior Living Articles - Holiday Retirement

Video games: No longer just for kids| Senior Living Articles - Holiday Retirement | JEUX VIDEOS & SENIORS | Scoop.it
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