First Meeting of ‘Games for Health Rochester’ to be Held Oct. 3 at RIT

New group uses games technologies to improve health and health care

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An international group devoted to the use of video games to improve health and health care is welcoming members in Rochester.

The Games for Health Project brings together researchers, medical professionals and game developers to share information about the impact games and game technologies can have on health, health care and policy.

The first meeting of Games for Health Rochester, a collaborative effort between RIT and St. John Fisher College, will be held 6:30– 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in RIT’s Student Innovation Hall, formerly known as the Center for Student Innovation.

“Our mission is to grow a community of games-for-health enthusiasts in Rochester,” says Steve Jacobs, professor of interactive games and media at RIT.

On the agenda for the first meeting is a general introduction to the games-for-health field and organization. Attendees are also welcome to present lightning talks—individual talks typically lasting no more than five minutes—about their current games-for-health projects.

For more information and to sign up, go to or contact Jacobs at