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Wednesday, June 26 • 2:10pm - 2:35pm
PlayForward : An iPad Game for HIV Prevention

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PlayForward: Elm City Stories completed production in early December 2012 and began a randomized clinical trial in February 2013. PlayForward is an interactive world in which the player, using an Avatar (virtual character) they have created, "travels" through life, facing challenges and making decisions that bring different risks and benefits. The player will have the ability to see how their choices affect their lives and subsequently will be able to move back in time to see how different actions might lead to different outcomes.  By negotiating challenges in a highly repetitive and meaningful way, the player learns skills that translate to real life, equipping the player to avoid situations that increase their risk for HIV. Through a series of game play sessions, there will be many points at which we can track to see if the player is making the right choices - through video game play we can evaluate in real-time how our players are acquiring skills to help them make better choices.

This talk will showcase the completed game and discuss its transition to a clinical trial currently in process.

Speakers
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Kimberly Hiefje

Deputy Director, play2PREVENT Lab, Yale University School of Medicine
Dr. Hieftje's research interests primarily focus on health promotion and behavior change through the use of videogames. Dr. Hieftje is an Associate Research Scientist at Yale University, School of Medicine, where she is currently involved in the development and testing of several health behavior change videogames. She is the Project Director for a five-year NIH grant that focuses on the development and evaluation an interactive videogame... Read More →


Wednesday June 26, 2013 2:10pm - 2:35pm
Room B: Back Bay Grand

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