Finding better Games for Older Adults: An objective assessment of the interactions between appraisal, arousal and benefits of electronic playing
We are looking for volunteers between 65-80 years of age to participate in a study of the benefits of computer games for their age group.
The study involves:
- Filling medical and behavioral questionnaires
- A telephone interview
- Three visits to PERFORM Centre to play different simple games while wearing physiological sensors (similar to fitbit bracelets); and to perform simple mental and physical tests.
To participate in this study, you must first read, and submit the forms available at surveys in http://performlabs.concordia.ca/GameClinic/. Once we receive your consent, we will contact you to issue your unique participant-ID in order to anonymize your data, and protect your privacy.
Instructions for different stages will be provided at the end of each previous stage.
Principle Investigator: Najmeh Khalili-Mahani, PhD
Sponsor: PERFORM Centre
Location: PERFORM Center at Concordia University, Montreal
- Male or female, 65 to 80 years of age.
- Free of any neurological or psychiatric illness that may jeopardize their safety and well-being during playing or performing cognitive or physical fitness tests.
- Able to walk continuously at a normal pace on a treadmill for 20 minutes.
- Be able to see a computer or iPad screen.
- Have completed the consent form prior to telephone interview.
- Be able to visit PERFORM three times, and refrain from eating or drinking for about an hour prior to arrival.
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