Scott Brebner

Scott Brebner Victoria University of Wellington

Scott is studying towards his Master of Design Innovation degree, majoring in Media Design. His research involves the incorporation of digital games into lower limb physiotherapy for older adults recovering from stroke. By converting typical rehabilitation exercises into game input, Scott aims to make the rehabilitation process more engaging, thereby increasing levels of adherence and ultimately improving rates of recovery.

Scott believes digital games are capable of being far more than just entertainment. As a developing industry and art form, these games are exploring ways of generating new and powerful experiences for people. Those that are designed for rehabilitation can help empower patients by adapting to their personal circumstances, giving them meaningful interactions, and connecting them to their peers through shared play.

Scott has been heavily involved in university life beyond the classroom having tutored undergraduate papers, completed the Victoria Plus volunteer programme, and has been the faculty representative for the Know Your Mind campaign. Upon completing his education he hopes to begin a career in developing further meaningful experiences through digital media.

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