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Breathing Games

posted Nov 21, 2016, 9:54 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Nov 21, 2016, 9:54 AM ]

Organization

URL http://www.breathinggames.net

Breathing Games is a commons that aims to promote respiratory health and autonomy by encouraging people to take healthcare into their own hands – that is, the appropriation of care by each citizen. Breathing Games is supported by Concordia University, Sainte-Justine hospital, Sensorica innovation lab and other organizations. It is a member of the Open Source Initiative, a coming member of the Global Alliance against Respiratory Diseases, and a signatory of the United Nations GlobalCompact.

Motivation

We want to invite Verdun citizens to learn about respiratory health and autonomy and get *inspired* to contribute to the initiative, and possibly adapt it to meet other challenges in society.
For 2017, we intend to organize five game jams (playful prototyping events) to create free/libre and open source games and hardware for respiratory health. This will take place at Concordia University. We will also organize five keynote speeches on commons, free software and open hardware. We could organize such an event in Verdun, in collaboration with our partner institutions. Other possibilities could be discussed according to the respective interests.

Expectations

We want citizens to take ownership of their health by co-creating playful learning experiences for people affected with chronic respiratory diseases – one person out of five in the world. Their contribution would enrich the commons, which would help meet the 2030 United Nations goal of a healthy life for everyone and everywhere.

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