On June 16, The Leonardo, in partnership with the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative, will present the next edition of Leo After Hours. The Gamification of Healing: How Videogames are Changing the Medical World, will focus on the implications of a greater understanding of how videogames are saving lives.
Gamification of Healing: How videogames are changing the medical world will feature a panel of game designers who create games to better train physicians, especially those who actively use video games in the treatment of their patients.
Questions to be explored include: what brought about the use of gaming in the medical profession? How do game designers create the technology useful to physicians and patients? Does the use of games make a significant difference in the practitioner and patient relationship and influence healthier outcomes?
The event will take place at The Leonardo Jennifer Napier-Pierce will at 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) and runs until 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Appetizers and drinks will be available for purchase.
Leo After Hours is a joint production of the Leonardo and USTAR. The quarterly events explore science and technology in society through the lens of local innovation and are made possible with support from CH2MHill. Previous After Hours events have included discussion topics such as addiction and the brain, air quality and women scientists.