Project Story

reHealthAfrica has partnered with DEMOLA Cape Town and Johannesburg to solve a number of interesting health & Wellness challenges. Students and Industry interested in solving these challenges through the DEMOLA innovation work & co-creation programme can apply at either capetown.demola.net or johannesburg.demola.net.

DEMOLA is a 3 month facilitated co-creation programme with resources to help you develop demo solutions for a specific challenge. The reHealthAfrica challenges will be hosted at mLab Cape Town and Resolution Circle in Johannesburg.

Brief:
One innovative application of video games in health care is their use in pain management. The degree of attention needed to play such a game can distract the player from the sensation of pain, a strategy that has been reported and evaluated among paediatric patients.

Background:
The field of health games is going through a combinatorial explosion, where declining technology costs, growing clinical and professional interest in games, and an increasingly refined understanding of what makes health games work are shaping a variety of trends that are shaping the landscape for health games.

The Problem:
reHealthAfrica is interested in how the use of technologies such as VR-gear or oculus rift can be used in conjunction with orthotic devices to aid in the care and recovering of persons using prosthetics.

Skills Match for this project:
CODING, DESIGN & ART, ENGINEERING, HEALTHCARE, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Video Games in Health Care