Impact of Serious Games on Health and Well-being of Elderly: A Systematic Review

Nguyen, Hai and Ishmatova, Diana and Tapanainen, Tommi and N. Liukkonen, Tapani and Katajapuu, Niina and Makila, Tuomas and Luimula, Mika (2017) Impact of Serious Games on Health and Well-being of Elderly: A Systematic Review. Hawaii International Conference On System Sciences (HICSS).

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Abstract

Besides their entertainment value, serious games can have beneficial therapeutic effects for elderly people that improve their health and well-being. Games are likely to be accepted by elderly persons who have enjoyed games their lives, and because there are more and more of such elderly, it is important to investigate games as a therapeutic device. This research reviewed the literature focusing on the effects of games on elderly persons in three main types of effects: physical, cognitive, and social effects. The majority of reviewed papers focused on physical and cognitive effects, and were published in recent years, which emphasizes the relative novelty of this topic and suggests that future research will need to address social impact as well. In addition, while many papers claimed positive impacts as a result of using games, our review found that more attention should be given to research designs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Informatics > Information System
Depositing User: staff repository 3
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 19:32
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2018 19:32
URI: http://repository.ittelkom-pwt.ac.id/id/eprint/1281

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