The last part of the book examines the main challenges and barriers that still need to be addressed to increase and improve the use and efficacy of this new technology for patients.
The book is intended for physiotherapists and clinicians alike, providing a useful tool for all those seeking a comprehensive overview of the field of serious games and considering adding it to conventional rehabilitation treatment.
Bruno Bonnechère is a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Medicine of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He is currently finishing his joint PhD for the Faculty of Medicine (Laboratory of Anatomy, Biomechanics and Organogenesis - ULB) and the Faculty of Engineering (Department of Electronics and Informatics) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is interested in the scientific validation of gaming hardware (e.g. Microsoft Kinect and Nintendo Balance Board) in connection with functional evaluation during rehabilitation exercises, and in the use of serious games for motor and cognitive rehabilitation. He has published more than twenty papers in peer-reviewed international journals, and has authored four books and six book chapters.
Targeting an audience of academics, researchers, practitioners, healthcare professionals, and even patients, the Handbook of Research on Holistic Perspectives in Gamification for Clinical Practices reviews current studies and empirical evidence, highlights critical principles of gamification, and fosters the increasing application of games at the practical, clinical level.
Coverage spotlights these core areas:
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There are many biochemistry textbooks in the market. Some of them are purely basic while others are applied, and there are very few books which cover both these aspects together. For this reason, the students learning biochemistry in their undergraduate courses have to depend on multiple books to acquire a sound knowledge of the subject.
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