‘AuraRing’ could let you control games with a flick

The AuraRing system can track hand movements and the user's finger, which could allow finer control over games, smartphones, VR, and more.

Sarah McQuate-Washington | Feb. 6, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology gaming hands sensors virtual-reality wearable-devices

A.I. could spot students struggling in educational games

A new artificial intelligence model can predict how much students are learning while playing educational games, and even who'll answer questions correctly.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Feb. 5, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology artificial-intelligence gaming learning

Exercise can boost your video game skills

Just 15 minutes of exercise before you sit down to play a video game could help you perform better, researchers say.

McGill University | Feb. 4, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology exercise gaming

To get kids to eat their veggies, play a game

The right kind of games can get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, researchers find. But the games can motivate kids to eat more unhealthy snacks, too.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen | Jan. 30, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture childrens-health food gaming motivation vegetables

3 brain games boost memory, focus, and flexible thinking

Three free brain games for your phone can help with memory, attention, and flexible thinking. And unlike with other games, there's research to back up the benefits.

Jordan Bennett-NYU | Jan. 17, 2020 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine brains cognition gaming inhibition memory mobile-devices

Kids with and without disabilities play together in iGYM

Check out this video to see kids with and without disabilities on the same court competing against each other in a new game called iGYM.

Bernie DeGroat-Michigan | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine childrens-health disabilities exercise gaming play sports

Sixth graders learn and collaborate in this video game

Educators don't need programming skills to take advantage of a new framework for creating an educational video game.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology education gaming learning social-lives

New game takes virtual reality beyond sight and sound

In a new virtual reality game, players have to use their sense of smell, touch, and heat to succeed.

National University of Singapore | Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology gaming senses smell touch virtual-reality

Online games could limit screen time while making money

The creators of online games like "World of Warcraft" can both help players cut their screen time and make more money, new research finds.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. | Oct. 11, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business gaming

Seniors multitask in this brain game like they’re 20

"The brain is not a muscle, but like our bodies, if we work out and train it, we can improve our mental performance."

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging attention brains cognition focus gaming older-adults

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