Tapology: a game-based platform to facilitate e-health and e-inclusion

Kenneth C. Scott-Brown, Julie M. Harris, Anita Simmers, Mhairi Thurston, Malath Abbas, Tom de Majo, Ian Reynolds, Gareth Robinson, Iain Mitchell, Dan Gilmour, Santiago Martinez, John Isaacs

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    We have developed a tablet computer game app for low vision users that can be used to introduce a platform for gaming, internet and visual rehabilitation to older users who have not had prior experience with information communication technology (ICT). Our target user group is people diagnosed with Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). The primary goal of the app is to present a fun and engaging means for participants to engage with Information Communication Technology (ICT). A long-term goal of the project is to build a platform to gather data on current and on-going visual function by creating a suite of games that could generate sufficient regular visual engagement to enable perceptual learning in the preserved peripheral retina that is spared in AMD. The inclusive design process took into consideration the perceptual and cognitive constraints of the user group in. The ‘Tapology©’ app was formally launched at a large computer games festival where we gathered data from a range of users to inform the development of the gameplay. The initial results and feedback inform the ultimate goal of creating a suite of applications that have a wide social and geographic reach to promote and inform e-inclusion and e-health.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUniversal access in Human-Computer Interaction
    Subtitle of host publicationaging and assistive environments: 8th International Conference, UAHCI 2014, held as part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, proceedings, part III
    EditorsConstantine Stephanidis, Margherita Antona
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319074467
    ISBN (Print)9783319074450
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event8th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction - Creta Maris Beach Resort, Heraklion, Greece
    Duration: 21 Jun 201426 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 8

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference8th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
    Abbreviated titleUAHCI 2014


    • E-health
    • E-inclusion
    • Games
    • Co-design
    • Accessible design
    • Mobile HCI


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