PERGAMON: A serious gaming and digital coaching platform supporting patients and healthcare professionals

Randy Klaassen, Rieks op den Akker, Pierpaolo Di Bitonto, Gert Jan van der Burg, Kim Bul, Pam Kato

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the design of a platform for serious gaming and digital coaching supporting healthcare and self-management of chronic patients. An instantiation of the platform outlined here supports self-management of adolescents with Type I diabetes that is integrated with their usual paediatric diabetes care. The platform integrates a sensor network (i.e., physical activity and blood glucose monitor), a gamification component and a virtual coach that functions as a coach as well as a game guide which provides hints and tailored feedback based on the patient’s sensor data, behavioural goals in the game world or in the real world. The application is available for registered patients on a website and as an Android app. The platform was developed over two years in a Horizon 2020 Industrial Leadership project. We discuss the planned user evaluation studies with adolescents diabetic Type I patients, the challenges faced in integrating pervasive serious gaming and digital coaching technology and implications for regular continuous care of patients with chronic conditions with this platform
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConference on ENTERprise Information Systems/International Conference on Project MANagement/International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies, CENTERIS/ProjMAN/HCist 2016
    Subtitle of host publicationBook of industry papers and abstracts
    EditorsJ. E. Q. Varajão, M.M. Cruz-Cunha, R. Martinho, R. Rijo, N. Bjørn-Andersen, R. Turner, D. Alves
    PublisherScika
    Pages261-269
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-989-97433-7-3
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2016
    EventInternational Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems/International Conference on Project MANagement/International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies, CENTERIS/ProjMAN/HCist 2016 - Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 5 Oct 20167 Oct 2016

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems/International Conference on Project MANagement/International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies, CENTERIS/ProjMAN/HCist 2016
    Abbreviated titleCENTERIS/ProjMAN/HCist
    CountryPortugal
    CityPorto
    Period5/10/167/10/16

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