Government role

Promotion of effective grant-funded games for health

There are a great deal of games for health that are effective, and were built with government grant money (e.g. NIH SBIR) but have not been discovered by their target audience. SBIR does not allow the grant funds to be used for marketing purposes. Unlike medical devices and books, there is no clear marketplace for games like this. My idea is for government to help estabish such a marketplace. I see it as a public/private ...more »

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Prevent repeating the Edutainment Disaster w/ Health Apps

Did edutainment fail because of shovelware (a flood of low quality software)? How do we prevent this in health apps? As a developer of games for health, I feel there is clear need for improvement of health app labeling in today’s app stores. Like the labels on over-the-counter medicine, developers of health apps should inform their consumers: App stores are, like the isle in the drugstore, where consumers discover ...more »

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