A1 Journal article – refereed

Gamified Solutions in Healthcare - Testing Rehabilitation Games in Finland and Asia

List of Authors: Mika Luimula, Christina Kattimeri, Niina Katajapuu, Paula Pitkäkangas, Helena Malmivirta, Aung Pyae, Tapani Liukkonen, Jouni Smed, Pekka Qvist

Publisher: Szechenyi Istvan University

Publication year: 2017

Journal: Acta Technica Jaurinensis

Volume number: 10

Issue number: 1

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14513/actatechjaur.v10.n1.412

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.14513/actatechjaur.v10.n1.412


This paper presents a comprehensive summary of the Gamified Solutions in
Healthcare (GSH) research project, which is a joint research project between
Turku University of Applied Sciences and the University of Turku. The goal
of the project is to promote exercise, social inclusiveness and enhance
quality of life, aiming at developing new services and effective activity
solutions for the elderly through gamification. During the research project
elderly people were included in the development and testing of games so that
they could be used for more than just entertainment purposes. According to
all of our tests elderly enjoy playing exergames, and digital games can be an
effective way to enhance the quality of life of the elderly. In the case studies
it was observed that the players where motivated while playing but
motivation should also be maintained throughout the gameplay. The elderly
gave overall positive feedback for the idea of using digital activity games for

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