Games for Health Finland
Games for Health Finland network promotes health by emphasizing more on prevention of diseases, affecting the lifestyle changes and self-care. Promotion of health, functionality and rehabilitation and treatment of diseases need new business models and technologies, because:
A traditional health communication does not achieve the wanted health effects
An aging population sets new challenges for maintaining capacity
Rehabilitation needs economical solutions to be used in the home environment
Games and game-like methods provide solutions to these problems. Gamification in health promotion is all about the games cited characteristics and application of the technologies. This can involve, motivate, inspire and commit people for example to improve nutrition.
Games for Health Finland supports entrepreneurship, rapid technological experiments and organizes activating events.