Polytechnic of Leiria creates game to assist treatment of chronic pain

Through the spin-off AGILidades, the Polytechnic of Leiria will create this tool in partnership with the Catholic University of Pelotas (UCPEL), in Brazil, involving more than 60 elderly people in each country (Portugal and Brazil) and a team of professionals from multidisciplinary areas.

The development of the game will go through a scientific process carefully planned and revised in its methodological quality, involving the elderly themselves in the definition of their most real and disabling problems related to chronic pain, not least because this is a problem that affects more than 50% of the Portuguese elderly population.

The educational game about chronic pain is now in the first phase of a total of three distinct stages of development.

All games developed within AGILidades are subject to a rigorous scientific validation process, which gives these products their validity as a therapeutic strategy for training skills in geriatrics.

Some products in the portfolio have already passed through all these phases and are now being used in several Lab Centers in the country, based in private institutions of social solidarity, providing good health results and providing quality care to the institutionalized elderly population and their families. home, highlights Marlene Rosa, professor at the Escola Superior de Saúde (ESSLei).

AGILidades is a ‘spin-off’ of the Polytechnic of Leiria created in 2018, which aims to develop therapeutic games adapted to the most diverse ages and conditions, for the rehabilitation of people with psychomotor or cognitive-motor dysfunction, useful in the rehabilitation process.

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