FocusLocus: ADHD management gaming system for educational achievement and social inclusion

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Conference Proceedings (fully refereed)
Tassos Kanellos, Adam Doulgerakis, Eftichia Georgiou, Maria Bessa, Stelios C. A. Thomopoulos, National Ctr. for Scientific Research Demokritos (Greece); Argiro Vatakis, Cognitive Systems Research Institute (Greece); Áine Behan, CortechsConnect Ltd (Ireland); Jon Arambarri, Virtualware 2007 SA (Spain); Jordi Navarra, Sant Joan de Déu Research Foundation (Spain)
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is associated with symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity and affects a significant part of the population. Current treatment approaches entail high costs and are commonly based on stimulant medication, which may lead to undesirable side-effects. FocusLocus is an EU H2020 Innovation Action project that proposes a highly disruptive and innovative gamified monitoring and intervention programme for assisting children to manage and overcome ADHD symptoms. FocusLocus implements game mechanics that rely on cognitive training methods for mental and motor skill acquisition and behavioural change. The proposed programme is delivered through a multifaceted and adaptive gaming experience that permeates the child’s daily life and activities, spanning across virtual and physical space and comprising two modes: (a) a mobile tablet game for home use by individual users and (b) a multisensory mixed reality game for supervised sessions.
Integrated Systems Laboratory (ISL)
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SPIE DCS Defense + Security
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US:United States
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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
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Sun, 15/04/2018 - Thu, 19/04/2018
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Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technology
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