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Friday, July 31, 2020

Touchless Elevator Concept presents accessible solution for COVID-19 contamination

The Touchless Elevator Concept was developed by GI member Tanay Singhal, Research Intern for the Haptic Computing Lab, and co-author Mahika Phutane, a PhD student at Cornell doing research in HCI and Accessibility. A story about this work is featured on the Waterloo Homepage: Elevating haptics.

Friday, July 10, 2020

The Games Institute welcomes 4 new faculty members

The Games Institute is very pleased to welcome four new faculty members (in alphabetical order): Robert Burns from Kinesiology, Dr. Daniel Harley from the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business, Dr. Luke Potwarka from Recreation and Leisure Studies, and Dr. Muhammad Umair Shah from Management Sciences. In lieu of walking them around the Institute for face-to-face introductions, we asked them a few questions so our community can get to know them better...

Monday, July 6, 2020

The Games Institute Celebrates FDA Approving The First Prescription Video Game For Kids With ADHD

For the first time, US doctors can prescribe a video game. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved EndeavorRX as an effective treatment for kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD

– quoted from "The FDA Just Approved The First Prescription Video Game For Kids With ADHD" by David Nield in Science Alert.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Watch the YouTube Video of GEDI's panel event with 6 GI Members "The Post-COVID-19 Reboot: Our virtual future"

Missed the event from Thursday, June 25? Watch it now on YouTube. Drs. Aynur Kadir, Jennifer Boger, Jim Wallace, and Michael Barnett-Cowan of the Games Institute, Scotiabank's Andrea Kerswill, and Glove System's Ray Simonson talk about what we have seen so far about our attempt to capitalize on virtual technology to manage through the crisis, the pros and cons of virtual connectivity, what weaknesses of virtual reality have been exposed, and how to reinvent the future.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Panel featuring six GI members: "Rebooting with Research: Our virtual future"

Gateway for Enterprises to Discover Innovation (GEDI) presents the culmination of their 6-part event series, Post-COVID-19 Reboot...

"Rebooting with Research: Our virtual future" will take place June 25, 2020, at 1pm, featuring a fully-packed GI member panel. Dr. Neil Randall, Games Institute Executive Director and Chair of the Council for Responsible Innovation and Technology, moderates the event.

Expert panelists include:

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