PHILADELPHIA—Game Solutions for Healthcare, a year-long competition that unites interdisciplinary teams of students, faculty, and staff to create mHealth tools and applications as solutions to specific healthcare issues using gaming technology, recently announced the results of its gaming contest. Ten teams participated in this inaugural competition, which was held at Penn Nursing in April.
The team members crisscrossed the campus with nursing partners in biotechnology, systems engineering, education, communication, law, medicine, and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The winning entries take fresh approaches to health issues.
Taking first place was MyDiaText, a text message goal reminder system for children aged 10-14 recently diagnosed with Type I diabetes.
In second place was Trigger Buster, a mobile educational health game to help children and their families learn about asthma.
In third place was Healthy Cities: Healthy Women, an educational, interactive, solution-based game designed to raise awareness of urban women’s health issues.
Earning a social impact award was Mission Reintegration, a discussion-starter game for military personnel on aspects of reintegration, interpersonal relationships, and PTSD symptom recognition and management.