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Subscription Tablets For Kids? This $10/Month Device Has Unlimited Disney & More

Subscription Tablets For Kids? This $10/Month Device Has Unlimited Disney & More | Good for your health apps and games | Scoop.it
Fuhu is betting parents will like their tablet with unlimited content for kids.
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The kid tablet space is crowded but this Android-based tablet offers parents curated media for kids for only a $9.99 a month subscription.

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PERSPECTIVES: Global Trends in STEM Toys

PERSPECTIVES: Global Trends in STEM Toys | Good for your health apps and games | Scoop.it
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 US is a large market for STEM toys and games with $576mm in sales.

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DailyGood: 15 Serious Games Aiming to Change the World

DailyGood: 15 Serious Games Aiming to Change the World | Good for your health apps and games | Scoop.it
Using games for purposes other than entertainment is nothing new. There are war games, educational games, throne games.

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[Study] New game app improves adherence among diabetes patients

[Study] New game app improves adherence among diabetes patients | Good for your health apps and games | Scoop.it

A new mobile game app designed by CyberDoctor showed improvements in medication adherence, diet and exercise in diabetes patients, according to a study.

 

The company said that breakthrough clinical trial results for the game, called PatientPartner," documented for the first time the effectiveness of a story-driven game in changing health behavior and biomarkers. The study was conducted among 100 nonadherence patients at Hershey, Pa.-based Pinnacle Health Systems and presented at the Health2.0 Conference Wednesday in Santa Clara, Calif.


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Sven Awege's curator insight, October 8, 2013 4:10 AM

Looks convincing. Strange though that there has not been more engagement here from Pharma - could be that it still costs too much (time and money) for the lifecycle of a typical Pharma maketeer (tick the box and move to next position in less than 2 years)!

ebee's curator insight, November 11, 2013 7:41 AM

Study documenting effectiveness of story-driven game in decreasing blood sugar levels in diabetes patients.

Caresharing's curator insight, January 30, 2014 6:08 AM

Conclusion: Let diabetes patients play. :)

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Exercise the body to keep the brain healthy, study suggests

Exercise the body to keep the brain healthy, study suggests | Good for your health apps and games | Scoop.it

People who exercise later in life may better protect their brain from age-related changes than those who do not, a study suggests.Researchers found that people over 70 who took regular exercise showed less brain shrinkage over a three-year period than those who did little exercise.

 

Psychologists and Neuroimaging experts, based at the University of Edinburgh, did not find there to be any benefit to brain health for older people from participation in social or mentally stimulating activities.

 

Greater brain shrinkage is linked to problems with memory and thinking and the researchers say their findings suggest that exercise is potentially one important pathway to maintaining a healthy brain both in terms of size and reducing damage.

 

The researchers also examined the brain's white matter - the wiring that transmits messages round the brain. They found that people over 70 who were more physically active had fewer 'damaged' areas - visible as abnormal areas on scanning - in the white matter than those who did little exercise.

 

Additionally, the researchers from the University of Edinburgh found that the over-70s taking regular exercise had more grey matter - the parts of the brain with nerve cell bodies.


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Company Designs Dolls With Hearing Aids, Birthmarks So All Kids Can Have A #ToyLikeMe

Company Designs Dolls With Hearing Aids, Birthmarks So All Kids Can Have A #ToyLikeMe | Good for your health apps and games | Scoop.it
A toy company is taking a step in the right direction.

After parents of children with disabilities called for more diversity in kids' toys through social media campaign, Toy Like Me, MakieLab, a 3
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Unique 3-D doll-making process makes it possible for #MakieLab to create inclusive toys for girls .

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Wearable Tech Device Awareness Surpasses 50 Percent Among US Consumers, According to NPD

Wearable Tech Device Awareness Surpasses 50 Percent Among US Consumers, According to NPD | Good for your health apps and games | Scoop.it
The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. We help clients identify new business opportunities and guide product development
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Paging Dr Siri: how your iPhone can diagnose disease

Paging Dr Siri: how your iPhone can diagnose disease | Good for your health apps and games | Scoop.it
The iPhone is the device that can do almost anything and now it can be transformed into a tool to monitor your health and diagnose illnesses

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Video Games an Effective Tool for Stroke Rehabilitation

Video Games an Effective Tool for Stroke Rehabilitation | Good for your health apps and games | Scoop.it

In a recent study, done in collaboration with a team from Sheba Medical Center and funded by the Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant, [Dr. Debbie Rand] found that people recovering from stroke who use video games as a therapeutic method are more physically active during rehabilitation sessions, making more movements overall than those who experience traditional motor therapy.


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SherriSavory's comment, August 16, 2013 12:58 AM
also the Kinect that comes with Xbox can play a really important role in generating physikinetic feedback
world of tanks maps's curator insight, August 18, 2013 1:22 PM

great articles