Tako Dojo is an educational game which aims to empower and motivate people with diabetes to manage their chronic condition.
Tako Dojo has been developed to meet the needs of people with diabetes, encouraging self-empowerment for independent management of their disease, and supporting treatment adherence.
Tako Dojo also includes educational content (“information pills”), presented in an easy and engaging way.
Integration with the A.Menarini Diagnostics GlucoMen areo and GlucoMen areo 2K glucose meters allows the player to gain additional points and increase their ranking by simply performing blood glucose measurements.
Since there is no cure for diabetes, treatment is primarily focused on patients monitoring their blood glucose levels, regulating food intake and physical activity and self-administering insulin injections. Patients then need to acquire knowledge and autonomy in managing their own therapy.
A practical and effective way to mediate and reinforce successful diabetes self-care could best be achieved by engaging patients in an enjoyable activity, such as computer games.
Research shows that “educational” digital games can effectively motivate and positively reinforce the virtuous behaviours of patients managing a chronic illness.
Tako Dojo builds the story of the game around the diabetes management processes, and encourages players to make frequent measurements in order to gain points.
Tako Dojo is set in a fantasy world inspired by the Japanese tradition and culture.
Tako in Japanese means little octopus. The Takos have five tentacles to represent the five fingers of the hand that people with diabetes usually prick to measure their blood glucose.
Thanks to the Avatar Creator you can personalise your Tako and choose the look and accessories that you like best.
In the dojo, that is, the gym, each Tako trains to learn how to manage and keep their G-energy levels balanced. G-Energy is the glucose energy that indicates the level of wellness of the Takos.
You too can become a master of the G-Energy balance!
Each of these activities will give you the possibility to acquire points and awards that will help you move up the leaderboard.
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Tako-style, follow these cute little octopuses who are the guardians of the G-Energy.
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