Games as systems for rehabilitation: A design strategy for game-based exercise rehabilitation for Parkinson's disease

A. Tece Bayrak, Burkhard C. Wünsche, Stacey A. Reading, Christof Lutteroth

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Abstract

Games are of interest for health interventions including but not limited to physical activity and rehabilitation, behavior change, motor-cognitive training, and mood elevation. Despite increased interest in using games to produce positive health outcomes, the development or selection process of games, or their suitability for a target demographic in a context of health and rehabilitation, remains ad-hoc. As a result, game-based interventions lacking application specificity produce variable outcomes that obscure the true treatment effect of game-based therapies. To address this issue, we present a design strategy for game-based rehabilitation that uses a player-centric approach to develop/select games for specific contexts such as for improving functional deficits in patients with Parkinson's disease. This strategy establishes a relationship between the exercise rehabilitation regimen and gameplay by incorporating the rehabilitation requirements, patient condition, and player affordances, into the game world. In addition, we present guiding questions to support the application of the design strategy for improving the effectiveness of game-based rehabilitations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 53rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2020
EditorsTung X. Bui
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages3470-3479
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780998133133
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event53rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2020 - Maui, United States
Duration: 7 Jan 202010 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2020-January
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference53rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMaui
Period7/01/2010/01/20

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