Monday, October 17, 2011

Serious Games Therapeutically Educating Diabetic Patients

Serious Games challenging us to play a better health

Via: Gluciweb

Time Out is a Serious Game for therapeutical education of diabetic patients, especially dedicated to young adults (find also Serious Games Improving Diabetes Self-Management Update)

The game suggests living an amazing adventure while discovering the daily life of a diabetic patient. The hero is a type 1 diabetic, holder of an insulin pump combined with continuous glucose monitoring.

Augustin is a self-made renowned watchmaker but also an inveterate gambler, heading financial ruin. The storyline begins with Augustin gambling with the lease of his shop and about to lose everything.

Time Out is a point and click game. The aim is to help the main character to resolve an investigation about a murder. At the same time, the player has to help the main character to manage his type 1 diabetes.

Diabetes is a frequent  lifelong disease, which prognosis is closely related to the the understanding that patients have of the desease and its continuous management.

Time Out is the second Serious Game produced bu Les Diablotines, a non-profit organization born at CHU de Caen (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Caen, France),  dedicated to the development of educational programs for diabetic patients. They had  already conceived and produced "L'affaire Birman" in 2009, aiming at young children.

The English version shall become operational both online and for download next month.