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Title:
Acceptance of a Targeted Exergame Program by Elderly
Author:
Gunn Evertsen : Norut – Northern Research Institute, Norway Ellen Brox: Norut – Northern Research Institute, Norway
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Year:
2015
Conference:
SHI 2015, Proceedings from The 13th Scandinavien Conference on Health Informatics, June 15-17, 2015, Tromsø, Norway
Issue:
115
Article no.:
003
Pages:
12-18
No. of pages:
7
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2015-06-26
ISBN:
978-91-7685-985-8
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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In a project a targeted exergame for elderly was developed and tested. The goal was to find out how our old elderly users received a combined exergame program, whether they felt that this was real exercise for them, and what type of exercises they preferred. The three-year project applied user centred design, and the exergame consists of seven mini-games. First the elderly users played them all, one mini-game at a time. Five of the mini-games were sequenced into a 4.5 minutes long exercise program, and ten elderly users played through the program and then went through a semi-structured interview about how they perceived the program. All seven mini-games were then used in the final twelve minutes long exercise program, and seven elderly users played through the program and then participated in group discussions about how they perceived the program. The users reacted positively to the combined exergame program. This paper describes the games and trials.

Keywords: exergame; game theory; experimental game; video games; health services for the aged; exercise movement techniques; frail elderly; pilot study; user centred design; Microsoft Kinect camera

SHI 2015, Proceedings from The 13th Scandinavien Conference on Health Informatics, June 15-17, 2015, Tromsø, Norway

Author:
Gunn Evertsen , Ellen Brox
Title:
Acceptance of a Targeted Exergame Program by Elderly
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SHI 2015, Proceedings from The 13th Scandinavien Conference on Health Informatics, June 15-17, 2015, Tromsø, Norway

Author:
Gunn Evertsen , Ellen Brox
Title:
Acceptance of a Targeted Exergame Program by Elderly
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