ADHD360: A serious game for ADHD

ADHD360 participation in the 3rd Hellenic Congress for ADHD

Introduction

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders [1]. ADHD is characterized by symptoms of inattention and/or impulsivity and hyperactivity for at least six months, which adversely affect the development and functioning of the individual [2].

Purpose

The ADHD360 project aims to develop an integrated serious gaming platform, initially for the diagnosis of the disorder using Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods. At the intervention stage, it will provide additional tools for measuring the effectiveness of the intervention.

Method

Initially the game will be designed and pilot tests will be carried out. At least twenty (20) children, aged 7 to 16, will participate. Half of the children / adolescents who will be recruited (10) will be diagnosed / certified with ADHD by the Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity, while the control group will be free of ADHD. In the 2nd stage of the pilot tests, participants will be divided by the intensity of using the platform (2 times / week and 4 times / week). The average playback time will be between 30 and 45 minutes for ten (10) weeks in total.

Materials

In the first phase of the project, specific diagnostic behaviors of people with ADHD were determined, based on the DSM-V manual, where together with the neuropsychological tools they were combined with mini-games that were included within the serious game platform. The processing of the data that will be collected from the gameplay, will be carried out by artificial intelligence (AI) methods.

Future steps

The start of pilot tests, data collection and the development of AI algorithms are the next steps until the first stable release of the final product.

References

[1] T. E. Wilens and T. J. Spencer, “Understanding Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder from Childhood to Adulthood,” Postgrad. Med., Vol. 122, no. 5, pp. 97–109, Sep. 2010.

[2] American Psychiatric Association, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.), 5th ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, 2013.

Acknowledgments

The project, is co‐financed by the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE [Τ1ΕΔΚ-01680].

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