Serious games to improve the physical health of the elderly: a categorization scheme

This paper aims to provide a snapshot of the current status in the field of serious games for improving the physical health of the elderly. This work covers recent research projects for stroke rehabilitation and for falls prevention where user-center design methodologies were applied in order to satisfy this audience. A classification of the most relevant work in this area is provided along with a brief description of the platform, technology required and user-center design principles applied.
Author
Jaime A. Garcia
Elaine Lawrence
Karla Felix Navarro
Presented At
CENTRIC 2011, The Fourth International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services
Year
2011
Type
Conference Proceedings