Exergames for Assessment in Active and Healthy Aging - Emerging Trends and Potentialities

TitleExergames for Assessment in Active and Healthy Aging - Emerging Trends and Potentialities
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2015
AuthorsKonstantinidis, Evdokimos, Antoniou Panagiotis, and Bamidis Panagiotis D.
Conference NameProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health
PublisherSCITEPRESS - Science and and Technology Publications
Conference LocationLisbon, Portugal
KeywordsElderly care intervention, Exergames, Physical Exercise. Abstract:, Serious Game, Stealth Assessment

This paper articulated the position, based on literature research findings as well as experiences and considerations, of the authors regarding the role of exergames in stealth cognitive assessment. The conclusions presented therein are based on a long and lasting experience of design, implementation and piloting trials with seniors over the last six years. They are also supported by literature findings concerning exergames’ engagement, acceptance, perceived usefulness and ease of use. The authors express a positive outlook regarding the role of daily exergaming programs regarding their capacities in stealth assessment. Furthermore, it is postulated that additional research efforts should focus on providing even more concrete, evidence based arguments for convincing researchers and clinicians of the potential clinical value of exergames in terms of cognitive assessment