Breathing Games promotes respiratory health and autonomy by encouraging the appropriation of care by each citizen. We create an open access commons – collectively managed resources that can be used and enriched by everyone – by spurring collaboration between all interested stakeholders to build on collective intelligence.

Breathing Games is a global initiative hosted by the nonprofit Canadian Academy for the Knowledge Economy (1169850923) and the Swiss Fondation praneo (CH-550.1.159.671-2). Breathing Games is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and a member of the Open Source Initiative.

Participatory activities

To foster collaboration beyond organizations and countries, we organize game jams where patients, health professionals, designers, programmers, visual artists, musicians and other passionate people build on their collective intelligence to create educational and therapeutic games and devices.

Watch the videos of our game jams.

In the next months, we are going to organize other game jams in Canada, Switzerland, France, and Peru.

Scientific research

Prestudies were realized at Sainte-Justine university hospital (Canada), and at the University of applied sciences Arc Health (Switzerland). Research protocols are being prepared at: Sainte-Justine hospital, Québec hospital (Canada), Geneva university hospitals (Switzerland), Necker hospital and Cochin hospital (France). Over twenty scientific communications were presented, go to page story.

Our creation and research activities are possible thanks to our contributors. Some activities were or are funded by the Research and innovation fund of the French Hospitals Federation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Sustainability Action Fund, Concordia University, and Sainte-Justine university hospital.