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Ubiquitous Bugs and Drugs Education for Children Through Mobile Games

Molnar, A; Kostkova, P; (2016) Ubiquitous Bugs and Drugs Education for Children Through Mobile Games. In: DH '16: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Digital Health Conference. (pp. pp. 77-78). ACM (Association for Computing Machinery): Montréal (Québec), Canada. Green open access

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Abstract

Increasing mobile device ownership among children makes them an attractive platform for raising awareness about health issues. At the same time, children are using mobile devices for playing games and therefore these games could be used to facilitate the delivery of important healthcare messages in an enjoyable manner. In this article we present edugames4all MicrobeQuest!, a mobile game that aims to create awareness among 9 to 12 years old on healthcare issues related to microbe transmission, food and hand hygiene, and responsible antibiotic use. This article discusses the preliminary research performed in assessing the usability of the game.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Ubiquitous Bugs and Drugs Education for Children Through Mobile Games
Event: DH '16: Digital Health 2016
Location: Montréal (Québec), Canada
Dates: 11th-13th April 2016
ISBN-13: 978-1-4503-4224-7
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/2896338.2896366
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1145/2896338.2896366
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: mobile apps, games, serious games, games for health, educational games, children, health, usability
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10088845
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