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Online gaming and training platform against frailty in elderly people

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TRACK 1(2) | ENGAGING ELDERLY | DAY 1 - 31 OCT 2016
Frederiek de Vette, PhD Student | University of Twente (NL)
Games for Health Europe 2016

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Online gaming and training platform against frailty in elderly people

  1. 1. Project nr-610359 Online gaming and training platform against frailty in elderly people Frederiek de Vette University of Twente Oct. 31st 2016
  2. 2. Project nr-610359 Frailty & PERSSILAA • Frailty: age related functional decline • Caused by insufficient mental stimulation, physical activity and healthy nutrition habits • Increased risk for disability, dementia and hospitalisation • PERSSILAA: community-based service supported by technology • Prevent and even reverse frailty • Online monitoring and training 2
  3. 3. Project nr-610359 Inclusion GP Municipality Questionnaire Frail (vulnerable) Pre-frail (risk group) Robust (healthy) 2nd screening 3
  4. 4. Project nr-610359 Gaming platform Enjoyable gaming experience Give meaning to exercises ‘Up-to-date’ user gaming preferences (65-75yo) Increased engagement in long-term use Usability, accessibility, prior experience Improved daily functioning 4
  5. 5. Project nr-610359 Research takeaways • Abandon stereotypes 5
  6. 6. Project nr-610359 Research takeaways • Game may demand dedication, but • Avoid frustration: no violence, no stress, low speed/intensity/clutter 6
  7. 7. Project nr-610359 Research takeaways • Multiplayer: only virtual 7
  8. 8. Project nr-610359 Opening animation 8
  9. 9. Project nr-610359 Game progress 9
  10. 10. Project nr-610359 Home screen 10
  11. 11. Project nr-610359 Home screen 11
  12. 12. Project nr-610359 Future work • Evaluation study – User preferences • Model for future game design • Profiles for individuals or groups – Usability – Technology acceptance • Platform scalable and applicable for other services than PERSSILAA 12
  13. 13. @perssilaa www.perssilaa.eu a.f.a.devette@utwente.nl Frederiek de Vette DEMO URL HERE

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