Can playing video games help seniors age better?


A new research project launched by Simon Fraser University is exploring how seniors might benefit from playing video games.

Andrew Sixsmith is a professor of gerontology and the scientific director of Age Well, a national research network looking at technology and aging.

“We need to make the devices easier to use for people and we need to make them more accessible to people,” he told Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski.

The Connect Play project will research online games specifically for seniors. It will also aim to create and market some games.

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