In Brief

In an effort to motivate individuals to make smarter decisions about their health, services are being developed that provide incentives alongside activities such as fitness, diet and disease management, providing positive feedback for healthy behaviors.

This post is part of a PSFK Consulting project aimed at providing insight into the Future of Health. Gaming For Health is one trend of fifteen that appears in our exploration of  how technology and access to information play a vital role in the ways that people will understand, manage and receive care whether that’s at home, in hospitals and clinics or in doctor’s offices.

Summary

In an effort to motivate individuals to make smarter decisions about their health, services are being developed that provide incentives alongside activities such as fitness, diet and disease management. By introducing game mechanics into areas of life that people are already engaged in, designers are helping both influence and reinforce positive behaviors. This feedback loop not only encourages healthier choices, but also enables people to better understand their individual health.

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