Therapeutic Gaming Panel

Monday, November 1, 2021

On July 14th, GI member Dr. John Muñoz (JohnHCI) approached the GI to bring in a panel full of industry experts from the digital therapeutics sector to discuss academic and industry perspectives on the benefits of therapeutic gaming. Dr. Muñoz acted as moderator for the event and guided the expert panel through topics on the use of games for therapeutic purposes, including cognitive training, physical activity promotion, emotional regulation, brain assessment and optimization, and pain management.

Panelists included Joaquin Anguera, Director of the Clinical Division of Neuroscape, and Associate Professor at the University of California; and Josh Sackman, President and Co-founder of AppliedVR. The international audience for this panel included viewers from the U.S., Mexico, Portugal, and Israel.