Filling The GApp: Interdisciplinary Development of Medical Games and Apps

Monday, January 29, 2018 |  Sparrow Hospital, Lower Level, Auditorium 1215 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48912

The Therapeutic Games and Apps Lab is a unique research and educational program that provides fellowships for 20-30 game development masters students to collaborate with researchers from health sciences and other organizations to create serious games and medical applications. With projects ranging from augmented reality games to assist amputees to apps to help children and doctors discuss symptoms, The GApp Lab relies on two key elements to succeed in an environment where science and medicine collide with design and development to foster creative collaborations.

Roger Altizer.pngBiography: Roger Altizer, Jr. is the co-founder of the Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE), the Director of Digital Medicine for the Center for Medical Innovation, the Director of The GApp lab (Therapeutic Games and Apps) at the University of Utah. Creator of The Design Box, a participatory, inductive design methodology, Roger strives to include users as designers and promote the power of playful as opposed to workful approaches to healthcare, learning, and social change.

Co-sponsored by Department of Media and Information, Inclusive Game Dev @ MSU, MSU/Sparrow Center for Innovation and Research (CFIR)

Bring your lunch. Dessert and beverages provided.

Please reserve your seat by contacting the Center for Innovation and Research at 517.364.5730 or email