Where Should Investors Look in This Hot Industry?


Playing games on mobile devices: If you associate that with unhealthiness and lower productivity, you should think again. Leaders in the health industry are actually excited about the potential of using games to alter behavior in a healthy way.

A wide variety of companies are benefiting from this growing trend. Device makers such as Apple and Microsoft , for instance, through sales of phones and tablets. Facebook draws more and more users with its peer-based challenge games.

Qualcomm , Intel , and other tech giants were an integral part of last week's mHealth Summit near Washington, D.C. As Games for Health founder Ben Sawyer explains in the video below, these companies can use gaming and health for both direct and indirect benefits.

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