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U.S. Patent No. 6,918,769: Video game for assisting healing of the human body
Issued July 19, 2005


Summary:

The ‘769 patent seeks to help assist healing of the human body after an injury. Each medical condition is stored in the program and will include a work out which will assist healing. Whenever a person selects the ailment affect their body the video game screen will produce information about the illness as well as recommended exercises and activities to assist the body. This invention is intended to facilitate treatment of disease in the person’s body, but it should not be used as a substitute for seeking medical attention.

Abstract:

The video game includes a monitor for visual representation of a selected portion of a player's body affected by a medical condition. The information concerning the medical condition, including both its cause and effects on the body, is stored, as is a set of treatment actions for combating said medical condition, including medical treatment actions, immune system responses and spiritual actions. Also stored is the known effect of the treatment actions on the medical condition. A computer program permits the player to select and use the available treatment actions against the disease, all of which are visually produced by the program

Illustrative Claim:

1. A video game system for treatment of medical conditions of a human player's body, comprising: a first memory section for storing or receiving information concerning a medical condition to be treated, including the effect of the medical condition on a portion of the player's body affected by the medical condition; a second memory section for storing or receiving a set of treatment actions for combating said medical condition, to bring healing action to the player's body; a third memory section for storing or receiving known result/information of the treatment actions on the medical condition; and a stored video program and controller operating with said first, second and third memory sections, for providing a visual representation of the player's body, including said portion of the player's body affected by the medical condition; wherein the stored video program and controller permits a player to select one or more treatment actions and provides a visual representation of the effects of the selected treatment actions on the medical condition, in accordance with the known result information, to provide reinforcement of the effect of said selected treatment actions on the medical condition of the player.

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