Games for Health 2014

Proceedings of the 4th conference on gaming and playful interaction in healthcare

  • Ben Schouten
  • Stephen Fedtke
  • Marlies Schijven
  • Mirjam Vosmeer
  • Alex Gekker
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Esmita Charani, Luke Moore, Myriam Gharbi, Alison Holmes
    Pages 1-7
  3. Mary Dankbaar, Maartje Bakhuys Roozeboom, Esther Oprins, Frans Rutten, Jan van Saase, Jeroen van Merrienboer et al.
    Pages 13-14
  4. Menno Deen, Evelyn J.E. Heynen, Ben Schouten, Peer G.H.P. van der Helm, Andries M. Korebrits
    Pages 15-26
  5. Mathea Falco, Jesse Schell, Deidre Witan
    Pages 27-36
  6. Annerieke Heuvelink, Erwin C. P. M. Tak, Nico Van Meeteren
    Pages 62-66
  7. Micah Hrehovcsik, Joeri Taelman, Joep Janssen, Niels Keetels
    Pages 67-78
  8. Baihua Li, Mark Maxwell, Daniel Leightley, Angela Lindsay, Wendy Johnson, Andrew Ruck
    Pages 79-88
  9. Hannah R. Marston, Michael Kroll, Dennis Fink, Sabine Eichberg
    Pages 89-100
  10. Stefania Pazzi, Valentina Falleri, Stefano Puricelli, Daniela Tost Pardell, Ariel von Barnekow, Sergi Grau et al.
    Pages 110-113
  11. Malypoeur Plong, Vero Vanden Abeele, Luc Geurts
    Pages 114-124
  12. Marlou Poppelaars, Yuli R. Tak, Anna Lichtwarck-Aschoff, Rutger C. M. E. Engels, Adam Lobel, Sally N. Merry et al.
    Pages 125-135
  13. Janienke Sturm, Sander Margry, Muriel van Doorn, Wouter Sluis-Thiescheffer
    Pages 136-139
  14. Emmanuel Tsekleves, Adrian Gradinar, Andy Darby, Marcia Smith
    Pages 140-143
  15. Katinka van der Kooij, Evert Hoogendoorn, Renske Spijkerman, Valentijn Visch
    Pages 144-149
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 151-153

About these proceedings


Founded in 2004, the Games for Health Project supports community, knowledge and business development efforts to use cutting-edge games and game technologies to improve health and healthcare. The Games for Health Conference brings together researchers, medical professionals and game developers to share information about the impact of games, playful interaction and game technologies on health, healthcare and policy. Over two days, more than 400 attendees participate in over 60 sessions provided by an international array of 80+ speakers, cutting across a wide range of activities in health and healthcare. Topics include exergaming, physical therapy, disease management, health behavior change, biofeedback, rehab, epidemiology, training, cognitive health, nutrition and health education.


The proceedings covers the peer-reviewed papers from the Games for Health Conference 2014.

Target groups

- Game Developers, Game Designers

- Medical Professionals

- Researchers & Students


Prof. Dr. Ben Schouten BA is full professor in Playful Interaction at Eindhoven University of Technology, as well as associate professor Play & Game Design at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He is a Member of the Dutch Games Association and advisor for the European Commission.

Dr. Marlies P. Schijven is a surgeon at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, and a renowned researcher in the field of Virtual Reality applications for healthcare, Simulation and Serious Gaming.

Dr. Mirjam Vosmeer is a member of the Games & Play department, at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. She has a PhD in communication science and an academic background in game studies, psychology, popular culture and media entertainment. Her further professional background includes television production, scriptwriting, journalism and publishing.

Dr. Stephen Fedtke is an IT specialist and highly recognized book author and editor. His focus is on the interdisciplinary application of information and media technologies, such as IT security, health and entertainment.

Alex Gekker is a doctoral candidate at Utrecht University and member of the Games for Health Europe's founding team. His research focuses on playful everyday interactions in the digital maps domain.


E-Health Game Design & Development Game Research Persuasive Gaming Play for Change

Editors and affiliations

  • Ben Schouten
    • 1
  • Stephen Fedtke
    • 2
  • Marlies Schijven
    • 3
  • Mirjam Vosmeer
    • 4
  • Alex Gekker
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Industrial DesignEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.ZugSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryAcademic Medical Center AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Amsterdam University of Applied SciencesAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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