There are always news about games being bad for your health or that games spark poor behavior, but a new approach to the use of games in hospitals is changing that view. HOPE, which stands for Hospital-based Online Pediatric Education, is a project headed by Dr. Arun Mathews, M.D. at Johns Hopkins University. HOPE uses XBOX games to create an inter-gaming hospital network for pediatric patients to bond with each other by meeting, playing games, and relating to one another.

“By kindling the spirit of adventure, sports, and community building, HOPE seeks to allow children with various ailments to understand that they are not alone, and that they possess heroic potential.”

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Related:
PCGamer’s HOPE coverage

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