Positive Impact of Video Games on Health

Researchers at The Ohio State University find that playing video games can have healthy returns. Using games can have positive effects on soldiers returning from Afghanistan suffering from Post Tramatic Stress Disorder.

Technology in games can also be used to screen athletes that are at a higher risk for injury or people that demonstrate high risk behavior. Using biofeedback, the games can more effectively help correct high-risk behavior or movements

Video games that incorporate physical activity goal setting help children particularly in urban settings exercise more through a variety of fun challenges.

Brittany Westbrook hosts this segment of Game Changers with expert guests from The Ohio State University Medical Center including:

  • Dr. Clay Marsh, Executive Director, Center for Personalized Health Care
  • Dr. Cheryl Achterberg, Dean, College of Education and Human Ecology
  • Dr. Timothy Hewett, Professor and Director of Research, Sports Medicine

For more information on P4 Medicine visit http://phc.osumc.edu.