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Tuesday, June 18 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Project Briefs: Health & Wellness

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In every corner of the globe, creative minds and product visionaries are making games and XR for players -- all focused around a vast range of health, wellness and medical practitioner ecosystems. These projects are tackling anxiety, malaria education, emotional self-assessment, and more. Join us to hear game designers, developers, program and product leaders talk about their work and their games in a lightning round of ten-minute project briefs.

Amir Bozorgzadeh
Brain Training in VR

Eduardo Ramírez
Identification of Design Patterns for Serious Games

Claudia-Santi Fernandes
Addressing School Climate Through a Game Experience

Amy Zimmerman

Zachary Whitten
Play For More Than Bragging Rights

Speakers
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Amy Zimmerman

Producer, M&E Innovation Group, Unity Technologies
Amy Zimmerman is a producer on the Media and Entertainment InnovatIon Team at Unity. She began her career in the feature film and TV world in Vancouver BC. She was the producer of award winning music videos and live action feature films before moving into documentary. After joining... Read More →
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Amir Bozorgzadeh

CEO, Virtuleap
Amir Bozorgzadeh is CEO at Virtuleap, the startup that enables the body to speak in VR and AR using neuroscience research and machine learning, so that companies and brands can know if their users are excited, angry, or bored out of their minds. He is a regular contributor to tech... Read More →
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Eduardo Ramírez

CEO, Green Lava Studios
Eduardo Ramírez is the founder of Green Lava Studios. He is a Computer Engineer graduated from Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED). Having taken several game-related courses at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, Eduardo is in charge of designing and programming the videogames... Read More →
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Claudia-Santi Fernandes

Associate Director, play2PREVENT Lab, Yale Center for Health & Learning Games
Claudia-Santi F. Fernandes, Ed.D., LPC is a former teacher, school counselor, and school leader. Currently, she is the Associate Director at the play2PREVENT (p2P) Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games and a licensed professional counselor. In her role at the p2P Lab... Read More →
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Zachary Whitten

Director of Innovation, Content Creator Development, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Zachary Whitten created and leads St. Jude PLAY LIVE, the video game fundraising program that benefits the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This effort has raised more than $13 million in the last five years through streamers, content creators, and partnerships with... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 104