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An approach about health games to social network environment

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3 Author(s)
Pinho, A. ; Dept. de Inf. e Mat., Inst. Politec. de Braganca - EsACT, Mirandela, Portugal ; Paredes, H. ; Zagalo, N.

The need for contact, sharing and socializing is part of human nature, so that the community's role is vital to the survival of the species. With the development of Information and Communication Technologies and their influence on society and everyday life, led the search for new ways to build relationships and create communities among people, creating virtual communities; turn social networks emerge as new forms of association that respond to more complex understanding of human interaction in a way that the wider community; these to promote your main goal, more integrated into the games as a tool of socialization. The impact of current games at various levels, as the social and economic development, and its applicability in various fields, it becomes important to analyze the contribution of the community. It is intended in this article, a description of the factors that motivate this research to a later stage to develop the proposed objectives: to analyze the new social reality and develop a model that allows adapting the health games to social games in order to foster the creation / sustainability of communities based on social networks, aiming to raise awareness of health issues, increasing knowledge and sharing of experiences of members of communities.

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Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH), 2011 IEEE 1st International Conference on

Date of Conference:

16-18 Nov. 2011