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Titre : Serious games en médecine et santé (SeGaMed 2014) : Immersive technologies and connected health

Intervenant : David Wortley


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Session 7 : Workshop about disruptive technologies and serious games
Modérateur : David Crookall (Nice)
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2. Lucia Pannese (Milan) – Good practices and disruptive ...
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