Pokemon Go players crowd hospital campuses, raising safety concerns

From Becker’s:

As “Pokemon Go” grows in popularity, hospitals across the country are pleading with gamers to not crowd their campuses in the name of hunting fictional characters.

“Pokemon Go”, released July 6, is an augmented reality smartphone game that uses a phone’s GPS system and camera to allow users to hunt for virtual Pokemon in the real world. Pokemon can appear anywhere on a map — a store, a private residence, even a hospital.

When the virtual Pokemon appear on the map, gamers can flock to that location. This has raised an issue for many hospitals, including Saginaw, Mich.-based Covenant HealthCare.

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