Chicago IL – Chicago based company Exergame Fitness USA, will be attending the 2009 Games for Health Conference located in Boston, Massachusetts. This year’s conference features two-days of talks, more than 300 attendees and 40 sessions provided by an international array of over 50 speakers cutting across a wide range of activities in health and health care. Topics include Exergaming (Active Gaming), physical therapy, disease management, health behavior change, biofeedback, epidemiology, training, cognitive exercise, nutrition and health education.
Games for Health is a project produced by The Serious Games Initiative, a Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars effort that applies cutting edge games and game technologies to a range of public and private policy, leadership, and management issues.
The Initiative founded Games for Health to develop a community and best practices platform for the numerous games being built for health
care applications. To date the project has brought together researchers, medical professionals, and game developers to share information about the impact games and game technologies can have on health care and policy.
In addition to the Games for Health Conference, the Initiative is working to catalog use of games in health care, to assist current development, collect best practices, share research results, and explore ideas that might improve health care administration and policy.
Tommy Seilheimer, Vice President of Exergame Fitness adds:
“We attended the Games for Health Conference last year and brought a very popular Exergaming product called the Lightspace Play Floor. At that time, we met with many of the industry leaders when it comes to using videogames as a way to stay healthy. We also found that the social networking aspect of this summit is very beneficial to our industry meeting with key contacts from around the globe. We are ecstatic to be a part of the conference this year and are looking forward to bringing more products as this continues to grow every year.
For the 2009 conference we are going to have a few of the industry’s top Exergaming products set-up that include, The Lightspace Play Floor, Lightspace Play Wall and the 8 player iDance Wireless Multiplayer DDR System. Also, our very own Dr. Ernie Medina from XRTainment Zone will be in attendance to go over many aspects of the Exergaming industry with key people in attendance. Ernie Medina provides the much needed “medically based programming” for our Active Gaming locations and continues to lead the industry with his persistent approach to keeping Exergaming at the forefront of kid’s fitness.”
About Exergame Fitness
Exergame Fitness – The Global Leader in Exergaming (Active Gaming) Products and Medically Driven Programming for YMCA’s, Schools, JCC’s. Park Districts, Health Clubs, Hospitals, Kid Zones, Family Entertainment Centers, Casinos, Government/VA and more.
Exergame Fitness provides Facility Planning & Installation, Grant & Funding Assistance, Program Design & Product Training, Turnkey Marketing Support, Free Layout Designs & Concepts, Detailed Programming Curriculums, Finance & Lease Options and more. Exergame Fitness offers the lowest prices on any of the products they carry backed by a 110% Lowest Price Guarantee.
About Games For Health:
Games for Health, the leading professional community in the field of health games, unites the best minds in health care and game development to advance game technologies that improve people’s health and the delivery of
health care. Through their national and regional events, as well as extensive online resources, Games for Health brings together researchers, medical professionals and game developers to share best practices and forge new, game-based solutions to pressing health and health care challenges. Games for Health is funded primarily by the Robert Wood Johnson Foun
dation’s Pioneer Portfolio, which supports innovative ideas that may lead to significant breakthroughs in the future of health and health care. It was founded in 2004 by the Serious Games Initiative, a project of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars dedicated to applying innovative games and game technologies to a range of public and private policy, leadership and management issues. For more information, visit www.gamesforhealth.org.
About Games for Health Conference Sponsors
The Games for Health Conference is held in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio, which has served as the leading sponsor of the Games for Health Project since 2004. The Pioneer Portfolio supports innovative ideas that may lead to significant breakthroughs in the future of health and health care; having recognized the transformative potential of games, its support has helped Games for Health to become the leading professional community in the growing health games arena.
Humana Inc., one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies, will also return as a premiere health care sponsor this year, providing support for several conference activities. Humana will present new initiatives from the Humana Games for Health (HG4H) program, which officially launched at the Games for Health conference in 2008.
Additional Sponsors include: International Game Developers Association, Virtual Heroes, Mass Technology Leadership Council, Muzzy Lane, H.I.L. Forum, Business Resource Team, Entertainment Consumers Association, Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, Mary-Margaret Network, Breakaway Ltd and MODSIM World Conference & Expo.
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