According to the World Health Organization:
“Increasing the effectiveness of adherence interventions may have a far greater impact on the health of the population than any improvement in specific medical treatments”
Playphysio is a social venture committed to harnessing the power of ‘play’ for the benefit of patients managing chronic long term illness by increasing adherence.
We are developing innovative products and software to transform respiratory (chest) physiotherapy treatment for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) through fun, engaging and interactive games.
Research shows that positive attitudes toward treatment can also deliver additional benefits for patients, families and care teams. We discuss these benefits below.
Our current focus is to change the negative attitudes of children with CF toward their daily respiratory physiotherapy treatment in order to increase adherence. We are also researching solutions for adult CF patients. We look forward to developing and sharing these in coming months.
Our approach to gamifying treatment to increase adherence rests on several areas of existing research. Please click and read more >>
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