Wind Runners: Designing a Game to Encourage Medical Adherence for Children with Asthma

Shawn Nikkila, Gaurav Patel, Hari Sundaram, Aisling Kelliher, Ashutosh Sabharwal

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Abstract

In this paper, we present Wind Runners, which is a game designed for children with asthma. The goal of Wind Runners is to increase the likelihood of asthmatic children adhering to the NIH's recommendation of measuring their peak expiratory flow (PEF) on a daily basis. We aim to accomplish this by incorporating both social gaming features and the actual medical regimen of measuring PEF into a mobile game.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages2411-2416
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2012 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: May 5 2012May 10 2012

Other

Other30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period5/5/125/10/12

Keywords

  • asthma
  • compliance
  • game design
  • health games
  • social games

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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