Skip Rizzo Participates in White House Discussion on Games for Health

February 1, 2012 | The White House, Washington, DC

Speaker: Skip Rizzo, ICT
Host: The White House and the DHHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Albert “Skip” Rizzo, associate director for medical virtual reality at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, took part in a White House roundtable discussion on innovations in games for health. The invitation-only event, organized by the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, covered trends in research and development in games for health and ways the federal government can spur and promote games development in this area.  Rizzo spoke about his development and study of videogames and virtual reality to address PTSD, ADHD, Stroke, TBI, autistic spectrum disorder and other health issues facing Americans.

“This was great opportunity to discuss ways the games can impact healing and health promotion across a wide range of areas,” said Rizzo. “It was an honor to be included in the conversation.”