The 3rd edition of the Games for Health Europe (GFHEU) conference will be held on October 28 and 29, 2013 in Amstelveen in the Netherlands.
The 2013 Games for Health Europe conference, which takes place on October 28 and 29 at the KPMG headquarters in Amstelveen, will host medical professionals, game developers and scientists who will share their experiences with applying gaming technologies in healthcare. The event will also feature the first live operation using Google Glass in the Netherlands.
Researchers will present their latest findings in a wide range of areas, including brain studies and use of interactive games to help children develop social skills. The 2013 GFHEU will also host a DEVcamp to develop new creative solutions for use in healthcare. The topics of various sessions at this year's event will range from cognition and mental health, children's health, and behavioral change to games for professional education and the use of applied games in public health.
Gaming technologies are increasingly used in the healthcare sector – in staff training and rehabilitation among other areas – because they often provide a more efficient, less expensive solution in various situations. Health games are also frequently used to motivate patients to adopt healthy behaviours and habits that will make them less dependent on the healthcare system.
The Games for Health Europe conference is organised every year by the Games for Health Europe Foundation, the European offshoot of the international Games for Health organisation. Founded in 2010, GFHEU is a non-profit organisation and the leading professional community in Europe focusing on applied games and use of health gaming technologies to improve the delivery of health care.
You can find some photos from GFHEU 2012 in our gallery.