A serious-gamification blueprint towards a normalized attention

Saad Alqithami
2021 Brain Informatics  
Attention is an important commodity in the human skills set. It can be trained to overcome deficits in the short term which might be based on multiple cognitive complications to entail inability to keep focus and mined wondering. On the long term, however, it might be a symptom of chronic diseases that acquire attention to include the spectra of many mental health disorders, e.g., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This paper, therefore, introduces a generic reference model that
more » ... ides in the design of proper treatment method for patients in short of attention to engage in a game-based environment in order to enhance the behavior of their current state of attention which may hopefully lead to a better focus. When considering the volatility of traditional cognitive behavioral therapies (CBTs), the model reflects and analyzes evolving serious games design directed for the treatment of ADHD. It serves as an instrument that spawn over a specific treatment design since it introduces essential components that depicts essential units of traditional CBT when they are modularly combined. The components will be introduced and the processes of the reference model will be elaborated as a roadmap for the formation and the operation of augmented reality treatment games.
doi:10.1186/s40708-021-00127-3 pmid:33856585 fatcat:miyv4xltrvbeze56gwi25bn2wu