Recommendations for the Optimal Design of Exergame Interventions for Persons with Disabilities: Challenges, Best Practices, and Future Research

Josef Wiemeyer, Judith Deutsch, Laurie A. Malone, Jennifer L. Rowland, Maria Swartz, Jianjing Xiong, Fang Fang Zhang

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Abstract

A group discussion of individuals with expertise working in the field of exergaming and rehabilitation focused on the issue of designing exergames for persons with disabilities as well as appropriate interventions using exergames. The purpose of these discussions was to develop recommendations for the design, evaluation, and application of exergames in therapy serving as potential guidelines for researchers, developers, and therapists. The following key issues were addressed: (1) Challenges in exergame design for persons with disabilities, (2) adaptation of exergames for persons with disabilities, (3) exergame interventions, and (4) future research directions. It is the hope of the group that the results of these recommendations will help improve the quality of exergame design and interventions and thereby increase opportunities for persons with disabilities to engage sustainably in exergaming.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-62
Number of pages5
JournalGames for health journal
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Recommendations for the Optimal Design of Exergame Interventions for Persons with Disabilities : Challenges, Best Practices, and Future Research. / Wiemeyer, Josef; Deutsch, Judith; Malone, Laurie A.; Rowland, Jennifer L.; Swartz, Maria; Xiong, Jianjing; Zhang, Fang Fang.

In: Games for health journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, 01.02.2015, p. 58-62.

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Wiemeyer, Josef ; Deutsch, Judith ; Malone, Laurie A. ; Rowland, Jennifer L. ; Swartz, Maria ; Xiong, Jianjing ; Zhang, Fang Fang. / Recommendations for the Optimal Design of Exergame Interventions for Persons with Disabilities : Challenges, Best Practices, and Future Research. In: Games for health journal. 2015 ; Vol. 4, No. 1. pp. 58-62.
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