Gaming for health: How tech can help young people come to terms with illness
Dom Raban, CEO of Xploro, and Pamela Kato, former CEO of HopeLab and owner of P. M. Kato Consulting, will be talking about their efforts at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European conference this May.
When Corporation Pop managing director Dom Raban’s 13-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, he was shocked by the lack of information for children about the condition.
“The hospital care she got was really good, but she had virtually no information about the people she would meet, the environment she would be treated in, and the technology used to treat her,” he tells MobiHealthNews.
After his daughter’s recovery, Raban came up with the idea for Xploro, a health information platform that uses games, augmented reality and artificial intelligence to reduce stress and anxiety about medical procedures. Data from the app also feeds into a management portal for clinicians.