Healthcare game design: Behavioral modeling of serious gaming design for children with chronic diseases

Hadi Kharrazi, Anthony Faiola, Joseph Defazio

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Abstract

This article introduces the design principles of serious games for chronic patients based on behavioral models. First, key features of the targeted chronic condition (Diabetes) are explained. Then, the role of psychological behavioral models in the management of chronic conditions is covered. After a short review of the existing health focused games, two recent health games that are developed based on behavioral models are overviewed in more detail. Furthermore, design principles and usability issues regarding the creation of these health games are discussed. Finally, the authors conclude that designing healthcare games based on behavioral models can increase the usability of the game in order to improve the effectiveness of the game's desired healthcare outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationInteracting in Various Application Domains - 13th International Conference, HCI International 2009, Proceedings
Pages335-344
Number of pages10
EditionPART 4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 21 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 19 2009Jul 24 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 4
Volume5613 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/19/097/24/09

Keywords

  • Adolescent Diabetic Drivers
  • Behavioral Modeling
  • Compliance to Treatment
  • Diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Patient Empowerment
  • Serious Gaming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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