Proceedings (mostly powerpoints) of the meeting/conference day organized by E-Seniors

on the subject of  "Games for Health and Active Aging”

On Tuesday, October the 19th

Venue:  Paris’ 11th arrondissement Town Hall, “Salle des Fêtes”.

Some photos of the conference


             Introduction    Welcome  and opening speeches


Mrs Monique EPSTEIN         Founder- Director of  E-Seniors PPT presentation


Mr Patrick BLOCHE   Member of Parliament , Mayor of the 11th arrondissement of Paris


Mrs Liliane CAPELLE  Assistant Deputy Mayor in charge of seniors and the intergenerational link


Mr Panagiotis D. BAMIDIS   Assistant Professor, Medical School Aristotle University of Thessaloniki  (GR)


M. Sébastien BACHOLLET    E-seniors Institute : why for?

Vice-President ALAC (At-Large Advisory Committee), ICANN  European users representative



   European Projects and Partners (1)


>>        The use of game consoles for the prevention of falls

PPT presentation

Dr Murray GRIFFIN, Practitioner Psychologist

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Essex (UK)  Colchester, Essex  - UK


>>        "Dance Dance Revolution" or "DDR" (Dance pads connected to the computer) adapted for use by seniors    

PPT presentation 


Dr Paola BERTONE, Geriatric specialist  -San Giovanni Battista Hospital - Turin -  (IT)


>>        A system for virtual rehabilitation developed for people who have to exercise regularly as part of a rehabilitation program and specifically designed for elderly users.

Présentation PPT

Joris WIERSINGA , Co-founder of SilverFit Company Alphen aan den Rijn – (NL)



>>        Fit For All is a  game platform that can help elderly people to exercise and maintain physical fitness and well being through an innovative, low-cost ICT platform, such as Wii Balance Board

More explanations

Antonis BILLIS, Msc in Medical Informatics - Medical School

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki -Thessaloniki –



             Break :  Refreshments, Demonstrations and Games


>>                 Games on Wii console / WII-FIT and other fitness  equipment :  bike +DDR

>>                Fitness for seniors demonstration  In addition to exercises on equipment

By a group of German seniors from SelbBavaria  -  with their coach Claudia LEHMANN



                              Projects  and Partners (2)


>>        Presentation of the 1rst game model of the SG CogR project 

Serious Game for Cognitive Rehabilitation

By the winner of the tender for "serious games" in 2009

Presentation (PDF)

Eudes MENAGER  de FROBERVILLE, in charge of company development - TEKNEO SAS - Paris


>>        The therapeutic aspect of video games

PPT presentation

Michael STORA, A psychologist and psychoanalyst. He has used for many years video games as therapy for children and adolescents. He is also the author of "Healing through the  virtual" -  Paris


>>        The MINWii Project: Renarcissisation of Patients Suffering from Alzheimer's Disease through Video Game-Based Music Therapy

PPT presentation

Samuel BENVENISTE, Computer Research Center – CRI MINES ParisTech - Fontainebleau(FR)

This research is directed by Pierre JOUVELOT


>>        Positive gaming-  iDance system - Brainbike Interactive lightwall

specialized equipment which transforms the tedious exercises into enjoyable  playing for audiences of all ages and all levels who wish to improve their quality of life and health

PPT presentation

Jean-Marc CHARPENTIER, President of Hitech Fitness Company    Sophia-Antipolis – (FR)