CATEGORY: eHealth, Healthcare, Applications

SOURCE: ResearchGate, 2019, Sep. ;  DOI Link, Chapter DOI Link

Game and Multisensory Driven Ecosystem to an Active Lifestyle

Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis; Harm op den Akker; Sofoklis Kyriazakos; Andrew Pomazanskyi; Albena Mihovska


The trends in healthcare are continuously evolving towards a virtually rich personalized experience that involves human-to-human (H2H), human-to-machine (H2M) and machine-to-machine (M2M) interactions. This article proposes a platform that fosters an ecosystem of games and applies them to real-life situations to motivate an active lifestyle in elderly and health-impacted adults. The platform facilitates behavioral change through numerous games and applications that contribute to active living by introducing awards that can be earned upon reaching goals and can be redeemed in other applications of the GOAL ecosystem. The platform consists of core functionalities (account management, virtual reward system and activity recognition); tools for social inclusion (the social marketplace) and tools for healthy behavior (the goal setting service and the motivational agent). Multisensory technology has been proposed as means to enhance the evaluation on the achieved degree of user motivation. The platform applications are interactive games functioning as GOAL Coin Generators and/or Spenders.

Keywords: Interactive games; Health and social inequities; Active lifestyle



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