Designing Game-Inspired Applications to Increase Daily PA for People with ID

  • Ingrid Evensen
  • Jens Brandsgård Omfjord
  • Juan Carlos TorradoEmail author
  • Letizia Jaccheri
  • Javier Gomez
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11863)


People with intellectual disabilities are less likely to meet the recommended daily levels of physical activity. Meeting these requirements can lower the risk of serious health problems and life threatening diseases. To address this problem, the idea is to exploit mobile applications designed specifically to help increase daily levels of physical activity.

The results are: guidelines developed by a literature review and lessons learned during the development of a prototype application. Evaluation issues are based on focus group and usability test.


Physical activity Intellectual disabilities Mobile applications Gamification e-Health 



This work is part of a collaboration with the Artic University of Norway (UiT) under grant number HNF 1353-17 from The North Norwegian Health Authorities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingrid Evensen
    • 1
  • Jens Brandsgård Omfjord
    • 1
  • Juan Carlos Torrado
    • 1
    Email author
  • Letizia Jaccheri
    • 1
  • Javier Gomez
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Computer Science and Engineering DepartmentUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain

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