Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Jogos digitais nas classes hospitalares: desbravando novas interfaces = Games in hospital classes: knowing new interfaces

Isa Beatriz Cruz Neves, Lynn Alves, Carina Gonzalez


The purpose of this article is to provide experiences that integrate digital games in the activities carried out in the hospital classes, exactly of the University Hospital in Canary Islands (Tenerife-Spain) and the hospital complex Professor Edgard Santos (Salvador, Brazil). The use of digital games in thearea of health and education is growing, primarily due to its integration in professional training, in the therapeutic treatment of eating disorders, physical rehabilitation, etc. According to their own reports of patients, these experiences provide good sensations and pleasure, easing the anguish, anxiety, sadness and isolation caused during the period of hospitalization.

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