The town of Ono, Fukushima Prefecture, and Fukushima Medical University have set on promoting elderly people’s health using esports, a competition using computer games.

They have been holding trial sessions since September by inviting people who are interested and analyzing the effects of gaming experience on cognitive functions.

Based on the results of the assessments, they plan to set up gaming machines in meeting places and other locations so that elderly people can feel free to use them.