Bored, Stressed Or Feeling Blue? There’s An App For That At The U.

By Daphne Chen | Posted Dec 11th, 2016 @ 9:18am SALT LAKE CITY — Outside, the room is hot, the crowd is buzzing and the DJ is bumping. But inside 6-year-old Tarrah’s head, the sweet tones of classical music are piping through her ears as she conducts a school of fish around an underwater shipwreck. “It’s like you’re really holding …

Prescription To Play: U Working To Improve Your Health With Apps, Games

By Peter Rosen | Posted Mar 17th, 2017 @ 7:03pm SALT LAKE CITY — How do you get a newly diagnosed diabetic to take his or her blood sugar level seriously? Perhaps, by turning that data into a mountain range. “A lot of the medical information that we get is abstracted, that it’s information about your body you don’t really …

University Of Utah Researchers Develop Virtual Reality Games For Medical Uses

By Mike Anderson | Posted Apr 28th, 2017 @ 6:34pm SALT LAKE CITY — Seeking a career in the video games industry, Ben Steele never thought he’d find himself using his programming skills to help spinal cord injury patients. “Being able to help people with it adds a level of gratification to the work,” Steele said. “It’s something that you …

U Game Development Program Creating More Than Entertainment

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News University of Utah Entertainment Arts and Engineering student Jared Brunner shows his children “Izzy and Patrick,” a game he created at the U. in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 28, 2017. SALT LAKE CITY — Faced with more than 100 program options across the U.S., Kenny Green said winnowing his top choice for pursuing …

Choreografish | Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute | University of Utah

By Lassonde Staff March 14, 2017 For the fall 2016 semester, Kun Cheng, an Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) graduate student, was the lead engineer developing a virtual reality video game for students with autism through the Therapeutic Games & Apps Lab (or Gapp Lab). Given the framework provided by University of Utah dance instructor Eric Handman, EAE students under …

Faculty Member Eric Handman Honored for Digital Choreography Research

07 April 2017 Published in News and Announcements This past Fall, Eric Handman, Associate Professor and Director of the U’s Modern Dance MFA Program, received the 2016 Faculty Award for his excellence in research from the College of Fine Arts, as well as the Campus Incentive Seed Grant which allowed for his groundbreaking research in digital choreography to come to …

U EAE Student Works to Bring out the Best in Gaming Culture

From The Daily Utah Chronicle March 24, 2016By Kylee Ehmann — Video games have a bit of a bad rap in modern society. They are often seen as time-wasters at best and dangerous motivators to violence at worst. Greg Bayles, a student in the Entertainment, Arts and Engineering (EAE) master’s program, is working to change this perception. Working on the …

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH TO LAUNCH INNOVATIVE DIGITAL PROGRAM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

From UNews This month the Natural History Museum of Utah at the University of Utah will launch a new digital program called Research Quest that will give middle school students across the state of Utah the chance to explore some of the museum’s paleontology collections through in-depth, classroom-based investigations. After two years of prototyping the program with 250 students across …

It’s Game On for Air Quality

AN ACTION VIDEO GAME DEVELOPED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HELPS STUDENTS THINK CRITICALLY ABOUT THE SCIENCE AND POLITICS OF AIR POLLUTION. Jan. 13, 2015 – It’s not all fun and games when Utah’s Wasatch Front has a bad air day thanks to pollution trapped by a weather inversion. But a new computer game developed at the University of Utah …

Can this Utah Health Plan Reel in 20-Somethings with a Gamified App?

From MobiHealthNews By Jonah Comstock November 11, 2014 03:11 pm Just in time for the start of open enrollment, a Utah health plan has devised a mobile app solution to the problem of convincing so-called “young invincibles” to sign up for health coverage: a gamified app they hope will educate users about the costs of being uninsured. Arches Health Plan …