HealthBiz Decoded: The Usage of Gamification in Healthcare

This is an interesting article by HealthBiz Decoded that explains the way gamification benefits health patients as a motivator. Zichermann, author of The Gamification Revolution, states that “games are designed to help raise people’s engagement now in a way that’s more powerful than what we’ve had before.”

GeckoCap is utilizing gamification to increase engagement of asthmatic children with their medication in order to improve long term medical adherence.

Read the whole article here.

Geckocap is a better method to manage your child’s asthma medication. Find out more here

Healthworks Collective’s new series “Health Start-Ups” featured GeckoCap in its article “20 Cool Health Start-Ups”

Healthworks Collective, “a community for international healthcare”, recently began a new series called “Health Start-Ups. The launch article featured “20 Cool health Start-Ups” including GeckoCap. The article was written by Joan Justice, the senior curator for Healthworks Collective.

Check out the article here.

Geckocap is a better method to manage your child’s asthma medication. Find out more here

Georgia Tech’s Study on Simple Asthma Prevention “A Text Message a Day Keeps the Pulmonologist Away”

Research carried out by Dr. Rosa I. Arriaga, development psychologist, and Dr. Tae Jung Yun, Former Ph.D Student, of Georgia Tech shows how asthma can be thwarted by a simple measure of prevention: texting. The study involved asking children questions, by text message, about their asthma symptoms over a four month period of time. Results showed, after speaking to the childrens’ doctors and caregivers, that their understanding of asthma and clinical health improved significantly.

An interesting statistic covered in the study showed that less than 30% of teenagers regularly use their inhalers. This low adherence to medication is dangerous and could potentially cause more trips to the doctors office.

“Simply sending children with asthma a text message each day asking about their symptoms and providing knowledge about their condition can lead to improved health outcomes.”

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