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Pokemon Go: ubiquitous computing delivering better health or co-incidential health benefits from technology use? A participatory observational study

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Yee, KC and Wong, MC and Turner, P, Pokemon Go: ubiquitous computing delivering better health or co-incidential health benefits from technology use? A participatory observational study, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 234, (1) pp. 389-394. ISSN 0926-9630 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-742-9-389

Abstract

Stimulating sustained behavioural change through information and technology has been an aim of much health informatics research. Traditional approaches use technology to mediate communications between health professionals and patients. More recent lifestyle technologies engage the patient directly with information and advice – but what of the phenomena that is Pokémon Go – does it point to another way of achieving health benefits through fun? This paper aims to explore some of the conceptual questions for health informatics stimulated by the phenomenal popularity of Pokémon Go. The paper is grounded analysis of data generated through a preliminary participatory observational study in Australia.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ubiquitous computing, health informatics, ehealth, communication
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and Information Studies
Research Field:Health Informatics
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Computer Software and Services
Objective Field:Computer Gaming Software
Author:Yee, KC (Dr Kwang Yee)
Author:Wong, MC (Dr Ming Wong)
Author:Turner, P (Associate Professor Paul Turner)
ID Code:116126
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2017-05-02
Last Modified:2017-12-19
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