Archive for July, 2011

New Journal on the Applications of Digital Games to Human Health

A new journal will be launched in Fall 2011 entitled “Games for Health: Research, Development, and Clinical Applications. (G4H)” This new, peer-reviewed journal will be published bi-monthly and will be dedicated to the development, use, and applications of game technology for improving physical and mental health and well-being. This is the first journal to address [...]

Pew: 25% prefer Internet access via smartphone

In its first standalone measure of smartphone ownership, the Pew Internet Project finds that one third of American adults – 35% – own smartphones. The Project’s May survey found that 83% of US adults have a cell phone of some kind, and that 42% of them own a smartphone. That translates into 35% of all [...]

Evaluating Internet-based CBT for Depression

According to new research in BMC Psychiatry journal, Internet-based self-help treatment with minimal therapist contact has been shown to have an effect in treating various conditions.  This study explored participants views of Internet administrated guided self-help treatment for depression.  It was conducted alongside a randomized controlled trial that evaluated two forms of Internet treatment for [...]