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Sunday, March 9 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Gamified Healthcare: Can Nikefuel Save Lives?

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Adolescents with congenital heart disease are known to have reduced exercise activity. Despite this, regular exercise has multiple health benefits for this population. Exercise can be prescribed in the same way as medicines, but teenagers often fail to comply.
So how can you encourage teens to fulfil their exercise prescriptions, whilst not adding to their list of instructions to rebel against?
In this talk we will present our findings from an ongoing research study which is evaluating “The Nike+ FuelBand as a motivational tool to encourage adherence to exercise prescription for the teenager with congenital heart disease”.
We will compare the results from gamified devices (like Nike's FuelBand) with more traditional measurement tools, explain the role of social media in the study and look at how gamification and wearable technology may shape the future of prescriptive healthcare, as well as exercise.
This track is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

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Ally Stuart

Prod OwnerVANAlly Stuart works as a Product Manager for an UK-based social video ad platform - VAN. He also works on a consultative basis for Sports Cardiology UK.
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Graham Stuart

Medical DirSports Cardiology UKDr Graham Stuart is Consultant Cardiologist at the Congenital Heart Unit in Bristol where he is Lead Cardiologist for the Inherited Cardiac Conditions service and Director of the Arrhythmia Service for Children and Adults with Congenital Heart Disea... Read More →

Sunday March 9, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon F 500 E 4th St

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