Serious Game as New Health Telematics Tool for Patient Therapy Education: Example of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

  • Jacques Demongeot
  • Adrien Elena
  • Carla Taramasco
  • Nicolas Vuillerme
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7910)


The recent introduction of the serious games technology in medical education allows dispatching the health knowledge in communities not actually still concerned by the e-learning. The medical cyber-universities are giving essentially primary knowledge to medical students and continuing education for MP’s, the paramedics being only a secondary target. The patient is rarely considered as a prior customer of the medical e-learning, but the increase of the chronic diseases as those emerging from the sequence overweight-obesity-diabetes of type 2 or from contamination spread facilitated by the new transportation modalities, with complex mode of propagation depending on their contagious (social or infectious) character, pushes to conceive active e-learning tools including a bio-feedback from the patient susceptible to increase its knowledge, level of responsibility, reactivity, compliance and observance with respect to the acute or long-term therapy and prevention policy concerning its disease. The paper presents the serious game as a user-friendly tool susceptible to serve the objective of e-therapy education at home for patients suffering of long term chronic diseases.


therapy education e-learning serious games medical cyber-university 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques Demongeot
    • 1
    • 2
  • Adrien Elena
    • 1
  • Carla Taramasco
    • 3
  • Nicolas Vuillerme
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineAGIM, FRE 3405 CNRS-UJF, University J. Fourier of GrenobleLa TroncheFrance
  2. 2.Institut Universitaire de FranceParisFrance
  3. 3.Escuela de Ingeniería Civil Informática y Departamento de Ingeniería BiomédicaUniversidad de ValparaísoPlaya Ancha ValparaísoChile

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