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ERIC Number: EJ932566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Elders' Usability, Dependability, and Flow Experiences on Embodied Interactive Video Games
Hwang, Ming-Yueh; Hong, Jon-Chao; Hao, Yung-wei; Jong, Jyh-Tsorng
Educational Gerontology, v37 n8 p715-731 2011
Daily physical activities may slow down the deterioration of cognitive aging. This study intended to develop embodiment interactive video games with friendly human-machine interface to break through the elder's literacy, cognitive aging, and psychomotor hindrances toward technology. Another objective was to understand, through field experiments the perceived usability of the video games as well as their dependability and flow experiences on this platform.. Thirty elders constituted the sample for this study. Based on interviews and observations, this study found that the usability and dependability of this platform were high. Flow experiences occurred depending on the prior knowledge and interactive modules of the games. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A