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Ecosystem approach on medical game development: The relevant actors, value propositions and innovation barriers

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssociation for Computing Machinery, ACM
Subtitle of host publicationAcademicMindtrek'17, Sept. 20th-21st, 2017 Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland
Place of PublicationTampere, Finland
PublisherACM Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-5426-4
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Academic Mindtrek Conference -
Duration: 28 Sep 2017 → …


ConferenceInternational Academic Mindtrek Conference
Period28/09/17 → …


This paper explores the medical game ecosystem and reveals the reciprocal value propositions of the relevant actors of medical game ecosystems, as well as barriers that may be complicating or hindering realization of the value propositions. The case comprises an emerging medical game ecosystem in Finland in the traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation context. This study presents 12 actor groups, their value propositions, and the barriers between the actors. This paper gives a comprehensive view of the actual medical game ecosystem that is needed to utilize the full potential of gamification and serious games in the health care sector


  • medical game, health care, ecosystem, value proposition, Innovation barrier

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