According to an interesting patent application I came across, Microsoft plans to save its users health records so that it can customize the gaming experience accordingly.

There have been several instances where continuous gaming has adversely affected physical and mental state of an individual. The patent application gives an idea about how Microsoft plans to address this issue. Microsoft talks about obesity and how it has plagued the US, Microsoft intends to make gamers undertake assignments and tasks according to their health records.

Here’s a flow chart that details how the system is intended to work:


Microsoft Xbox Gaming Health Patent

Microsoft maintains a database known as Health Vault which I’m sure will play an important role in this implementation. The patent application clearly states that the health records will be encrypted to ensure privacy.

Gaming should be fun. Let’s keep it that way.