As Americans grow more concerned about the obesity epidemic, video games tend to get a bad rap. But what if a video game could actually improve your health?

That’s the challenge the Sorenson Center for Discover & Innovation at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business presented in its annual Games4Health college student challenge.

Students from around Utah and the world recently competed in the 2015 Games4Health competition, which awarded $50,000 in prize money to winners in multiple categories for digital games that improve various aspects of health and wellbeing.

The healthcare industry finds itself in the midst of the most profound transformation in over a century. Digital technologies are expected to drive positive change around the world.

“This year we have doubled the amount of prize money for our challenge, making this the largest student health gaming challenge in the world,” said Chris Wasden, executive director of the Sorenson Center for Discovery & Innovation. “We’ve seen tremendous interest in health gaming from major corporations s