Technologies of Inclusive Well-Being: Serious Games, Alternative Realities, and Play Therapy

Technologies of Inclusive Well-Being: Serious Games, Alternative Realities, and Play Therapy

by Anthony Lewis Brooks
     
 

This book is the first single volume that brings together the topics of serious games, alternative realities, and play therapy. The focus is on the use of digital media for the therapeutic benefit and well-being of a wide range of people−spanning those with special needs to the elderly to entire urban neighborhoods. This book brings together these topics to

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This book is the first single volume that brings together the topics of serious games, alternative realities, and play therapy. The focus is on the use of digital media for the therapeutic benefit and well-being of a wide range of people−spanning those with special needs to the elderly to entire urban neighborhoods. This book brings together these topics to demonstrate the increasing trans/inter/multi-disciplinary initiatives apparent today in science, medicine, and academic research−interdisciplinary initiative that are already profoundly impacting society.

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“The content of this book lies at the intersection of three specialties: medicine, virtual world technology, and research. … This book would be of interest to the general reader who wants to see how these emerging virtual world technologies are being employed in therapeutic applications. It would also be of interest to experts in these technologies who wish to move beyond entertainment, therapists who wish to explore uses of these new technologies … .” (J. M. Artz, Computing Reviews, May, 2014)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642454318
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
08/11/2014
Series:
Studies in Computational Intelligence Series, #536
Edition description:
2014
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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