Motion-based game interaction for older adults

Kathrin Maria Gerling
2014 ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing  
Older adults in nursing homes often lead sedentary lifestyles, which reduces their life expectancy. Full-body motion-control games provide an opportunity for these adults to remain active and engaged; but these games are not designed with age-related impairments in mind, which prevents the games from being leveraged to increase the activity levels of older adults. In this paper, we create a gardening game specifically addressing institutionalized older adults. Additionally, we present an
more » ... ion of the game that demonstrates how full-body motioncontrol games can accommodate a variety of user abilities, have a positive effect on mood and, by extension, the emotional wellbeing of older adults, thereby increasing their quality of life.
doi:10.1145/2591357.2591361 fatcat:woo5ihhhdvfnpnpriuv2vr6cqu