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​​In recent years, global health innovators have begun to consider the huge potential of using serious games, defined as applications with serious purposes developed using entertainment-driven computer game technologies, to address medical problems. In healthcare, games can be used to motivate patients to take greater care of their health by making the process fun. For example, they can bring about lifestyle changes such as making healthier diet choices, taking medication on time, and exercising more.

The gAmes for heaLthInnoVationscEntre (ALIVE) is a collaboration between LKCMedicine and its primary healthcare partner - the National Healthcare Group (NHG). It brings together healthcare providers, academic institutions and industry partners with supporting government agencies and community resources for the scientific validation, research and implementation of healthcare serious games initiatives for better healthcare outcomes.

In addition to evaluating grant calls, ALIVE aims to become the leading testing and validation centre in Asia for the emerging field of Games for Health, establishing standards and best practices for industry through innovative multidisciplinary collaborative research, knowledge transfer and multinational networking. It is also building a local talent pool of serious game developers to help establish Singapore as a hub for healthcare games.​

Serious Games Grant

To promote collaborative research in serious games to help improve healthcare for the local and/or Asian population. All areas related to serious games that can demonstrate high potential in improving population health and providing patient-centric care are welcomed, as well as to bolster the following: 

Healthcare Education

This includes pre-professional medical education initiatives and enhancement to different healthcare disciplines (eg. medical, allied health, nursing, etc.), professional education in hospital or healthcare settings and clients (patients, caregivers, community individuals) educational initiatives in any suitable environment.

Productivity

This includes improved care efficiency, optimisation of healthcare resources, effective manpower management and leaner hospital processes

Clinical Outcomes

This includes value-adding to patient satisfaction in healthcare institutions, positive motivation and enhancing diagnostic capabilities/therapeutics to achieve better healthcare outcomes.

Information about Grant

Click here to refer to the information sheet about the grant.
For more information, please email us at alive@ntu.edu.sg​.
(a) Level 1 - Up to S$10,000/- over 1 year
(b) Level 2 – Up to S$60,000/- over 2 years
Each application must be submitted by a National Healthcare Group Lead Principal Investigator (PI) and a LKCMedicine Lead Principal Investigator (PI). Other research team members can include co-investigators/collaborators from local/overseas institutions or private companies. In addition, composition of team members (Co-I and above) for each application should not be all from the same institution.

Applicants are required to submit a short application to commence their involvement in the grant application process.
(a) Short Grant Application Form

Should the short application be successful, applicants will be notified and they will be be required to submit:
(b) Full Grant Application Form
(c) Budget Application Form
(d) CVs of PIs, Co-Is, and Collaborators

Please refer to the application forms dropdown box to download the required forms.

Submissions for the Serious Games Grant have closed. More to be announced. 

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