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Developing Digital Games to Address Airway Clearance Therapy in Children With Cystic Fibrosis: Participatory Design Process

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Developing Digital Games to Address Airway Clearance Therapy in Children With Cystic Fibrosis: Participatory Design Process

Balli, Fabio ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4769-5810 (2018) Developing Digital Games to Address Airway Clearance Therapy in Children With Cystic Fibrosis: Participatory Design Process. JMIR Serious Games, 6 (4).

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Abstract

Background: Children affected with cystic fibrosis do respiratory exercises to release the mucus stuck in their lungs.

Objective: The objective of our study was to develop prototypes of digital games that use breath pressure to make this daily physiotherapy more fun.

Methods: We used a participatory design approach and organized short events to invite contributors from different disciplines to develop game prototypes. From the 6 prototypes, 3 were tested by 10 children during a prestudy. The source code of the games, of which 2 continue to be developed, has been released on the internet under fair use licenses.

Results: We discuss 7 themes of importance in designing games for health, combining our experience with a review a posteriori of literature.

Conclusions: This study provides examples of games and their pitfalls as well as recommendations to create games for health in a participatory approach that enables everyone to improve and adapt the work done.

Divisions:Concordia University > School of Graduate Studies > Individualized Program
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Balli, Fabio
Journal or Publication:JMIR Serious Games
Date:21 November 2018
Projects:
  • Breathing Games
Funders:
  • Concordia University Open Access Author Fund
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.2196/games.8964
Keywords:digital games; children; cystic fibrosis; game design; treatment adherence and compliance; intersectoral collaboration; access to information; recommendations; telemedicine; mobile phone
ID Code:984699
Deposited By: Fabio Balli
Deposited On:27 Nov 2018 19:43
Last Modified:27 Nov 2018 19:43
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