The young shouldn’t have all the fun, oldies want to be gamers too

However, some barriers unique to seniors need to be overcome, experts say, including the difficulties for older people of manipulating multiple buttons on controllers and the threat of skin damage from overuse.

The first issue of a new peer-reviewed journal devoted to gaming and health includes papers focusing on the growing interest in developing digital games that will appeal to the elderly.

Focus groups in three European countries found people aged 60-plus were keen to integrate physical and cognitive activity in the same game, with suggestions for incorporating karate, tennis or dancing into games as well as brain

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