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Rehabilitation Game Model for Personalised Exercise

Holmes, Dominic, Charles, DK, Morrow, PJ, McClean, Sally and McDonough, Suzanne (2015) Rehabilitation Game Model for Personalised Exercise. In: ITAG Interactive Technologies and Games Conference 2015, The Council House, Nottingham, England.. IEEE Xplore Digital Library. 8 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Existing literature has shown that games and virtual reality can help motivate people thus keeping them engaged for longer. Nonetheless, in most approaches the design of games or virtual reality for rehabilitation purposes tend to apply a basic motivational approach that focuses on the general population of game players. Recent research shows that individuals can be motivated quite differently and so it may be important to consider each individual’s motivational characteristics within the context of rehabilitation to ensure continued engagement. In this paper we present the Rehabilitation Game Model (RGM), which can be used as a basis for evaluating existing systems and for designing new interactive rehabilitation systems that are more personalised and engaging. Initial evaluation of existing rehabilitation games and comparison with commercial games using the RGM indicate a potential over emphasis on achievement based reward systems in rehabilitation game design compared to other reward systems.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Rehabilitation Game Model, Gamification, Typology. Personality, Engagement. motivation.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Information Engineering
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Information and Communication Engineering
ID Code:32364
Deposited By: Dr Darryl Charles
Deposited On:11 Dec 2015 14:42
Last Modified:11 Dec 2015 14:42

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