Design Considerations in Therapeutic Exergaming

Conference object OPEN
Doyle, Julie ; Kelly, Daniel ; Caulfield, B. (2011)
  • Subject: Computer Science | Science
    acm: ComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTING

In this paper we discuss the importance of feedback in therapeutic exergaming. It is widely believed that exergaming benefits the patient in terms of encouraging adherence and boosting the patient’s confidence of correct execution and feedback is essential in achieving these. However, feedback and in particular visual feedback, may also have potential negative effects on the quality of the exercise. We describe in this paper a prototype single-sensor therapeutic exergame that we have developed and provide some preliminary user feedback regarding enjoyment and perceived competence when using the exergame compared to exercising without the exergame. Our results indicate that all participants found exercising with the game more enjoyable. However, additional work is needed to increase participants’ confidence in their correct execution of the exercise.
  • Metrics
    views in OpenAIRE
    views in local repository
    downloads in local repository
Share - Bookmark

  • Download from
    STÓR via STÓR (Conference object, 2011)
  • Cite this publication