Video Games For The Elderly

68-year-old University of Texas professor Mihai Nadin is head researcher of Seneludens, a $13 million project to design games aimed at the aging. The goal is to develop therapeutic behavioral environments. Nadin says it is a social responsibility.

"Games will entice the aging to remain fit and mentally active, to connect with others," he said at the recent Games for Health Conference. Researchers have been collecting human sensory data for two years to aid in a new genre of games.

"Baby boomers are not interested in shooting things," said Jeffrey Toth, a psychology professor who has released a game called "Art Dealer" in which players learn how to spot fakes, and how to buy and sell.

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