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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 ORCID: 0000-0003-2371-5327, Wong, MC and Turner, P ORCID: 0000-0003-4504-2338 2017 , '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, vol. 234, no. 1 , pp. 389-394 , doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-742-9-389.

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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 patientdirectly 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 studyin Australia.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Yee, KC and Wong, MC and Turner, P
Keywords: ubiquitous computing, health informatics, ehealth, communication
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Publisher: IOS Press
ISSN: 0926-9630
DOI / ID Number: 10.3233/978-1-61499-742-9-389
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© 2017 The authors and IOS Press. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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