Designing a gamified social platform for people living with dementia and their live-in family caregivers
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PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
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European Commission's projectCAREGIVERSPRO-MMD - Self-management interventions and mutual assistance community services, helping patients with dementia and caregivers connect with others for evaluation, support and inspiration to improve the care experience (EC-H2020-690211)
In the current paper, a social gamified platform for people living with dementia and their live-in family caregivers, integrating a broader diagnostic approach and interactive interventions is presented. The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD (C-MMD) platform constitutes a support tool for the patient and the informal caregiver - also referred to as the dyad - that strengthens self-care, and builds community capacity and engagement at the point of care. The platform is implemented to improve social collaboration, adherence to treatment guidelines through gamification, recognition of progress indicators and measures to guide management of patients with dementia, and strategies and tools to improve treatment interventions and medication adherence. Moreover, particular attention was provided on guidelines, considerations and user requirements for the design of a User-Centered Design (UCD) platform. The design of the platform has been based on a deep understanding of users, tasks and contexts in order to improve platform usability, and provide adaptive and intuitive User Interfaces with high accessibility. In this paper, the architecture and services of the C-MMD platform are presented, and specifically the gamification aspects. © 2018 Association for Computing Machinery.
CitationTzallas, A. T. [et al.]. Designing a gamified social platform for people living with dementia and their live-in family caregivers. A: PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference. "EuroMPI 2018: proceedings of the 25th European MPI Users’ Group Meeting: Barcelona, Spain: September 23-26, 2018". New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2018, p. 476-481.
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