Seven Games Developed for Use in Healthcare Win Awards
In International Serious Play Competition
LOS ANGELES – June 20, 2019 – Seven serious games designed for healthcare patient education or medical or nursing training have been cited for excellence in the 2019 International Serious Play Award Program.
Gold Medals were awarded to:

  • Operation AVATAR, players learn about current theory behind the development of PTSD symptoms, how PTSD symptoms are typically manifested in a patient’s life and effective PTSD treatments. This title was created by Center for Deployment Psychology for 2b3d Studios
  • Strong Together, aims to empower patients with cancer to become active, engaged members in their health and healthcare, created by SimCoach Games for the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
  • Wind Tales, a real time breathing controlled video game, to monitor fully personalized breathing and mucus clearing exercises for persons with a chronic lung disease. Developed by Wind Tales B.V.
Silver Medal status went to:

  • Reducept, a virtual reality training for chronic pain treatment in accordance with the IASP guidelines for Pain Management. It is employable as e-health solution within physiotherapy, rehabilitation, psychology, pain centers and at home. Created by Grendel Games for RelieVR BV
  • Virtual Gaming Simulation: Labour and Delivery Simulation Game, a branching scenario game that allows learners to practice their clinical reasoning skills related to labor and delivery nursing care, within a safe learning environment. Developed by a collaborative team from Centennial College, Ryerson University, The Chang School and George Brown College
Bronze Medal recognition went to:

  • Bynocs – Exercise Your Eyes, online tool for binocular vision assessment and therapy that uses game-based activities to help diagnose and improve eyesight, created by Bynocs and MPS Interactive
  • Talk To Someone: Triple Negative Breast Cancer, a free online and mobile app created by Kognito in partnership with the CDC and NACDD to help triple negative breast cancer patients better understand their diagnosis, advantages of chemotherapy and what to expect from treatment

Winners will be given a chance to attend this summer’s Serious Play Conference Events and display their games. This year conferences will be held at the University of Central Florida (UCF) July 24-26, 2019 and the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) July 10-12.

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