Smartphone-based Biofeedback Games for Shielding of Immune System against COVID-19: The CovidShield Game Suite design approach

Sofia Dias, Pedro Silva, Ilias Chrysovergis, Vasileios Charisis, Georgios Tsoumalis, Zafeirios Bampos, Athanasios Papazoglou, Dimitrios Iakovakis, Stelios Hadjidimitriou, Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Herbert Jelinek

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Abstract

Game-based biofeedback applications on smartphone devices can be played anywhere, giving users, at the same time, a tangible and real-time external measure of their behavior/response. The CovidShield Game Suite (CGS) design process approach presented here, as part of the CovidShield project, introduces a holistic interactive approach to shield the human immune system against COVID-19, by targeting optimal control of all the relevant factors, i.e., physical and mental, in an unobtrusive, gamified and user friendly, low-cost way, allowing for personalization and adaptation to each user's physiological and mental profile. From the methodological point of view, to facilitate the visualization of the constructed breathing game-scenarios, the storyboarding technique was adopted. Overall, the realization of the CGS sets the basis for establishing a holistic framework that could improve and/or change the quality of life of the user/player by following the learning process of breathing patterns that the CGS can offer.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication9th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-Exclusion, DSAI 2020
Pages93-97
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450389372
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Dec 2020
Event9th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-Exclusion, DSAI 2020 - Virtual, Online, Portugal
Duration: 2 Dec 20204 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-Exclusion, DSAI 2020
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityVirtual, Online
Period2/12/204/12/20

Keywords

  • Biofeedback Games
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • CovidShield Game Suite
  • Game design
  • Immune System
  • Smartphone

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