Sue Bohle Executive Director Serious Play Conference Earlier in my career I headed a prominent PR agency in the entertainment video games industry. I began to wonder, “Why are kids so addicted, that they will play for hours, day after day”? Then one day, a developer called to ask me to promote his game – to teach kids math. I was hooked. So when I launched the first Serious Play Conference 14 years ago, I thought we were going to focus on the use of games for education. But at the first conference, trainers in healthcare, military, government and education researchers showed up. These earlyRead More →

Source: flickr Copyright: Rawpixel Ltd URL: License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) It is becoming increasingly popular to conduct psychological research remotely so that researchers can study cognition and behavior when and where they naturally occur. Remote methods also increase accessibility, as participants are not required to travel to testing locations or meet face-to-face with researchers. This has been an especially important consideration during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. However, it is still unclear how best to validate digital tools for remote clinical research. Researchers at Cambridge Cognition and the University of Bristol have been thinking about various approaches to developing digital assessments for remote clinical research, whichRead More →

By Jessica Rivinius, Miami University news and communications As businesses and schools around the world grapple with the return to “normal” plans, two recent Miami University studies shed light on the effectiveness of various interventions targeting COVID-19, finding that vaccines alone will not end the pandemic. Though vaccines are powerful, nonpharmaceutical interventions are still needed. The first study found that mask wearing—together with transitioning to remote work and school—had the largest effect on reducing the transmission of the virus, more so than contact tracing or other interventions. The second study showed that even if vaccine compliance is just 20%, vaccines can considerably lower the totalRead More →

Source: / Vida Health Copyright: oatawa / Vida Health Licensed by the authors New research in the peer-reviewed journal JMIR Diabetes shows significant reduction in blood sugar levels San Francisco, June 2, 2021 – New research published in JMIR Diabetes shows clinically meaningful reductions in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels for participants enrolled in Vida Health’s virtual diabetes management program. The study’s findings suggest that Vida’s program represents an accessible, scalable, and effective solution to type 2 diabetes management and improved HbA1c. The study, “Improved Glycemic Control With a Digital Health Intervention in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: Retrospective Study,” examined the changes inRead More →