BEHAVIOR

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(GAME) TECHNOLOGY

Using the power of gamification to improve health

Monique Simons | Gamifying Urban Health2018-01-21T13:44:19+00:00

Dr. Monique Simons

Researcher gamification & urban health

Monique is a scientific researcher with a special interest in digital (game) technologies for promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors in an urban environment. She works in close collaboration with policy, industry and the end-users and believes that involving all stakeholders during the whole research process is crucial for creating societal impact.

She is passionate about sharing knowledge with students and is involved in diverse teaching activities such as supervising bachelor, master and PhD students, contributing to summer schools and hackathons, and giving lectures and seminars.

MORE ABOUT MONIQUE

WHAT IS GAMIFYING URBAN HEALTH?

Gamifying Urban Health is the promotion of healthy lifestyles in urban environments by harnessing the potential of digital (game) technologies.

By utilizing the power and fun of technology and games, healthy behaviors can become not only the more easy option, but also the more fun and enjoying option.

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RESEARCH PROJECTS

In the research program Gamifying Urban Health, I develop and implement knowledge on the effectiveness and added value of gamification for promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors in the urban environment. Here you can find an overview of the projects I’ve been working on: