A video game using medical data to give teens with Duchenne a playful interaction with Duchenne research data collection
We wanted to create a product that would give teens with Duchenne a reward for their taking part in the medical data collection. We wanted this to take the form of an interaction that feels playful and personal, as opposed to medical data collection which often feels monotone, formal, and impersonal from the subject’s point of view.
We decided to create a product for children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy between the ages of 12-14 because we found this to be an especially difficult time in their lives, with puberty and their condition progressing during this time, both of which are stressful, especially in tandem. We want our product to soften this period of their lives however it can.
To meet this goal, we decided to create a video game that would use data from Electromyograms (EMG) in a way that affects the product in a meaningful way. We chose to create a video game because we found that video games were very popular among 12-14 year old boys (Duchenne affects boys predominantly). Video games achieved our goals of making a product that gets the user to focus on the product achieved our goals of making a product that gets the user to focus on the product rather than their condition.
|University||The Hague University of Applied Sciences|
Innovation & Society
|Project type||Semester project, 2nd year|