Posted on May 22, 2007, Andrew Video Games Fight Cancer!
“It kind of gives a whole new perspective on fighting cancer. I mean you can’t really do it physically, so you can do it virtually,” says David Kossow, 17-year-old leukemia sufferer, of the game “re-mission.” The game is designed to teach children suffering from cancer about the disease. Apparently, players of the game are more likely to consistently take their medication. Games are also being used to fight obesity and ADHD. In one setup, patients with ADHD wear a hat that gives off brain waves that may alter those responsible for ADHD in the child.
Funny, I thought video games were the cause of ADD…. Hey! Are you paying attention?! Alright…put on the hat.