Game Design for Acquired Brain Injury Cognitive Rehabilitation: A Conceptual Framework

  • Ahmed Mohammed Elaklouk
  • Nor Azan Mat Zin
  • Azrulhizam Shapii
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8237)


Acquired brain injury, such as traumatic brain injury and stroke, is the leading cause of long term disabilities in most countries. In rehabilitation, two critical issues are the increasing number of patients and heterogeneity of impairments lead to limit human resources, facilities resulting in high cost of rehabilitation treatment; and the patients’ perceptions that traditional rehabilitation exercises are boring which lead them to neglect the prescribed exercises. Currently, there is no specific standard and guideline to deliver feasible and effective game-based rehabilitation intervention. Hence, in this paper, a conceptual framework is proposed to guide the designing of effective and efficient games for acquired brain injury cognitive rehabilitation. The conceptual framework is developed by investigating serious games and rehabilitation related frameworks and literatures.


serious games cognitive rehabilitation game design brain injury 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed Mohammed Elaklouk
    • 1
  • Nor Azan Mat Zin
    • 1
  • Azrulhizam Shapii
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Information Technology, Faculty of Information Science and TechnologyUniversiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)BangiMalaysia

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