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FocusLocus: ADHD management Gaming System for educational achievement and social inclusion

FocusLocus: ADHD management Gaming System for educational achievement and social inclusion

Objective

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects a significant part of the population and causes considerable behavioural problems, learning limitations in the context of the formal education system and increased chances for social exclusion. Current treatment approaches induce high costs to welfare systems and individuals, while the widespread usage of stimulant medication remains a subject of controversy due to undesirable side-effects. FocusLocus brings together a multidisciplinary Consortium of partners aiming to design and produce market-oriented products and services for ADHD management by leveraging knowledge and technology from previous research and innovation activities. FocusLocus proposes a highly disruptive and innovative game-based intervention, relying on agent-based game mechanics that incorporate learning schemes for mental and motor skill acquisition and behavioural change, adopting multisensory user interaction, featuring personalisation, adaptation, performance analytics and monitoring features, delivered in a dual User Experience (UX) mode. Even though FocusLocus will be designed, tested and evaluated specifically for the case of ADHD management, it is expected that it will also be beneficial to a number of other associated mental, psychological and cognitive disorders and learning disabilities, thus generating a substantial marketing potential. FocusLocus activities will include the deployment of a pilot study for the extensive assessment of the proposed gaming system, the generation of evidence regarding its performance, the documentation of results for further ADHD research purposes and the creation of solid foundations for a marketable product.
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Coordinator

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Address

End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 419 062,50

Participants (5)

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CORTECHSCONNECT LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 126 000

VIRTUALWARE 2007 SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 204 750

HEALTH SERVICE EXECUTIVE HSE

Ireland

COGNITIVE SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 119 375

FUNDACIO SANT JOAN DE DEU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 130 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 732375

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 January 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 110 991,08

  • EU contribution

    € 999 562,50

Coordinated by:

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Greece