Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves

Tsekleves
Senior Lecturer in Design Interactions
Design Interactions, Design for Health & Wellbeing, Design for Ageing, Co-Design, Playful Design, Gamification, Emotional Design, Design for Change
e [dot] tsekleves [at] lancaster [dot] ac [dot] uk

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Emmanuel designs interactions between people, places and products. He has been employing a practice-based and co-design approaches in investigating how digital economy can enable a more sustainable society and influence behaviour change, especially in the areas of health and well-being, energy and defense. 

In terms of the former Emmanuel has been investigating how playful design along with the gamification of repetitive therapy interventions in neurophysiological (such as stroke) and neurodegenerative health conditions (such as Parkinson's), can lead to higher patient motivation levels and adherence to therapy. These interventions have been based on co-design with expert patients and clinicians and the bespoking of everyday gaming technology widely available at home. The projects attracted media attention with articles published by the Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, The Times and many other online media outlets.

In terms of the latter his participation under the Solar Soldier project, led to an innovative solution of a solar-powered battery pack that can be incorporated on the uniform and kit of infantry soldiers to harvest energy, whilst reducing the bulk and weight of their kit. The project attracted media attention with articles published by the Daily Mail, Discovery News and many other online media outlets.

Emmanuel is currently working on research projects with people in the early stages of Dementia, with families of children with autism and in the area of public health on the design of playful interventions and interactions. 

Emmanuel is a member of the Centre for Ageing Research (C4AR) and the Programme leader for the new BA Design Interactions. Lastly Emmanuel blogs for The Guardian and The Conversation on the use of technology in Health. 

Updates and Outcomes

Time for a New Year's home energy resolution

Time for a New Year's home energy resolution

Have you thought about a New Year's home energy resolution?

The New Year brings often hope and promise for change! In an effort to help households in the UK think about how much energy is consumed, we have created a New Resolution Energy Calendar!  Packed with visuals and a number of...Read full update

Do You Have Problems Using Your Arm as A Result Of a Stroke?

Do You Have Problems Using Your Arm as A Result Of a Stroke?

If so, we need you! We are recruiting for our study at Brunel University London.

We are looking for volunteers, with reduced movement in their arm following a stroke, to participate in a research study looking at exercising the arm using video gaming technology that has been developed...Read full update

The enduring appeal of analogue in a digital world

Articleby Emmanuel Tsekleves
The enduring appeal of analogue in a digital world

Article about the appeal of analogue in a digital world and the rise of 'phygital' published in The Conversation. To read the article click here. ...Read full article

Development and preliminary evaluation of a novel low cost VR-based upper limb stroke rehabilitation platform using Wii technology

OutcomeJournal Paper
Development and preliminary evaluation of a novel low cost VR-based upper limb stroke rehabilitation platform using Wii technology

Purpose: This paper proposes a novel system (using the Nintendo Wii remote) that offers customised, non-immersive, virtual reality-based, upper-limb stroke rehabilitation and reports on promising preliminary findings with stroke survivors. ...More information

Wearable tech for Christmas? It probably won’t help you get fit!

Articleby Emmanuel Tsekleves
Wearable tech for Christmas? It probably won’t help you get fit!

My article on the usefulness of health and fitness apps of wearable gadgets, such as  Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Android Wear, Fitbit’s Charge Microsoft’s Band and the Apple Watch, published by The Guardian today. ...Read full article

Wii games 'benefit stroke victims'

Articleby Emmanuel Tsekleves
Wii games 'benefit stroke victims'

Article published by The Daily Mail on my research work & journal article on the design personalised computer games for aiding stroke survivors with their physiotherapy. ...Read full article

Time for a New Year's home energy resolution

Time for a New Year's home energy resolution

Have you thought about a New Year's home energy resolution?

The New Year brings often hope and promise for change! In an effort to help households in the UK think about how much energy is consumed, we have created a New Resolution Energy Calendar!  Packed with visuals and a number of...Read full update

Do You Have Problems Using Your Arm as A Result Of a Stroke?

Do You Have Problems Using Your Arm as A Result Of a Stroke?

If so, we need you! We are recruiting for our study at Brunel University London.

We are looking for volunteers, with reduced movement in their arm following a stroke, to participate in a research study looking at exercising the arm using video gaming technology that has been developed...Read full update

Personas provide key insights on home energy use

Personas provide key insights on home energy use

and people's emotional connection with electric appliances

Following the collection of the energy calendars, the resaerch team has produced a number of personas. The personas reveal interesting insights as to how different houesholds in the UK consume energy and emotional connection...Read full update

Active Parks presented in two international conferences...

Active Parks presented in two international conferences...

...receiving a lot of attention and positive feedback!

The work under the Active Parks project was recently presented in two international conferences: The Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY) in Toronto, Canada, between the 19th-22nd of October and the Games for...Read full update

What did people make of the interactive xylophone concept?

What did people make of the interactive xylophone concept?

Watch a video of people's thoughts and feedback

During the interactive xylophone pilot testing, in late August, we asked people their thoughts on the concept and its potential value as well as how it can be improved. The video below summarises several of the responses received on the day with...Read full update

First completed ‘energy use calendars’ back from the field

First completed ‘energy use calendars’ back from the field

Initial thoughts and themes emerging

Following the deployment of the  ‘energy use calendar’ in the field, we have started to receive the completed ones back from the households participating in the study. It has been most encouraging to see that the ‘energy use calendars’ have been...Read full update

The enduring appeal of analogue in a digital world

Articleby Emmanuel Tsekleves
The enduring appeal of analogue in a digital world

Article about the appeal of analogue in a digital world and the rise of 'phygital' published in The Conversation. To read the article click here. ...Read full article

Wearable tech for Christmas? It probably won’t help you get fit!

Articleby Emmanuel Tsekleves
Wearable tech for Christmas? It probably won’t help you get fit!

My article on the usefulness of health and fitness apps of wearable gadgets, such as  Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Android Wear, Fitbit’s Charge Microsoft’s Band and the Apple Watch, published by The Guardian today. ...Read full article

Wii games 'benefit stroke victims'

Articleby Emmanuel Tsekleves
Wii games 'benefit stroke victims'

Article published by The Daily Mail on my research work & journal article on the design personalised computer games for aiding stroke survivors with their physiotherapy. ...Read full article

Is Apple's iWatch the answer to a healthier and fitter lifestyle?

Articleby Emmanuel Tsekleves
Is Apple's iWatch the answer to a healthier and fitter lifestyle?

It has been exactly a month since the unveiling of the iWatch and iPhone 6 by Apple on the 9th of September. Along with it came a lot of promise and expectations although it would be at least another three months before it becomes commercially available. ...Read full article

A video of the journey of Active Parks

Articleby Emmanuel Tsekleves
A video of the journey of Active Parks

The Active Parks project has been exploring how to engage older park users in taking casual physical activity through playful interactions. Working together with the Friends of Ryelands Park, Lancaster City Council and NHS Lancashire Public Health, the project has already seen the co-designing of a digital health trail, which offers a new way of encouraging local people to benefit from taking casual physical activity in their local park. ...Read full article

Safest wireless protocol more vulnerable than expected

Articleby Emmanuel Tsekleves
Safest wireless protocol more vulnerable than expected

A new study published by a member of the ImaginationLancaster team in the International Journal of Information and Computer Security, reveals that one of the previously strongest wireless security systems, Wi-Fi protected access 2 (WPA2) can also be easily broken into on wireless local area networks (WLANs). According to the IET Magazine: "An international team of researchers has exposed holes in the WPA 2 protocol that has so far been considered...Read full article

Books

It's all Greek to me : a multimedia CD-ROM for learning Greek as a foreign language. / Tsekleves, Emmanouil .

Saarbrücken : VDM: Springer Verlag, 2010. 68 p.

Research output : Book/Report/Proceedings Book

Book Chapters

Solar soldier : virtual reality simulations and guidelines for the integration of photovoltaic technology on the modern infantry soldier. / Paraskevopoulos, Ioannis ; Tsekleves, Emmanuel .

Simulation and modeling methodologies, technologies and applications. ed. / Mohammad Obaidat; Joaquim Filipe; Janusz Kacprzyk; Nuno Pina. Vol. 256 Berlin : Springer, 2014. p. 141-154 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 256).

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The use of the Nintendo Wii in motor rehabilitation for virtual reality interventions : a literature review. / Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Warland, Alyson; Kilbride, Cherry; Paraskevopoulos, Ioannis; Skordoulis, Dionysios.

Virtual, augmented reality and serious games for healthcare 1. ed. / Minhua Ma; Lakhmi C. Jain; Paul Anderson. Berlin : Springer, 2014. p. 321-344 (Intelligent Systems Reference Library; Vol. 68).

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Chapter

Other Book Contributions

Active Parks : ‘Phygital’ urban games for sedentary and older people. / Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Gradinar, Adrian ; Darby, Andy ; Smith, Marcia .

Games for Health 2014: Proceedings of the 4th conference on gaming and playful interaction in healthcare. ed. / Ben Schouten; Stephen Fedtke; Marlies Schijven; Mirjam Vosmeer; Alex Gekker. Wiesbaden : Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, 2014. p. 140-143.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Other chapter contribution

Journal Articles

Simulating the integration of photovoltaic technology on the modern infantry soldier using modelling andsimulation : scenarios and guidelines. / Paraskevopoulos, Ioannis ; Tsekleves, Emmanuel .

In: Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation , Vol. 11, No. 2, 04.2014, p. 155-173.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Exposing WPA2 security protocol vulnerabilities. / Tsitroulis, Achilleas; Lampoudis, Dimitris ; Tsekleves, Emmanuel .

In: International Journal of Information and Computer Security , Vol. 6, No. 1, 01.01.2014, p. 93-107.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Design guidelines for developing customised serious games for Parkinson’s Disease rehabilitation using bespoke game sensors. / Paraskevopoulos, Ioannis Theoklitos ; Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Craig, Cathy; Whyatt, Caroline; Cosmas, John.

In: Entertainment Computing , Vol. 5, No. 4, 12.2014, p. 413-424.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Development and preliminary evaluation of a novel low cost VR-based upper limb stroke rehabilitation platform using Wii technology. / Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Paraskevopoulos, Ioannis Theoklitos; Warland, Alyson; Kilbride, Cherry.

In: Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology , 2014, p. 1-10.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Benefits, barriers and guideline recommendations for the implementation of serious games in education for stakeholders and policymakers : serious games in education : guideline recommendations. / Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Cosmas, John; Aggoun, Amar.

In: British Journal of Educational Technology , 2014.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Investigating pay-as-you-go to address issues of trust, privacy and security around media use at home. / Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Whitham, Roger ; Kondo, Koko; Hill, Annette.

In: Universal Access in the Information Society , Vol. 12, No. 2, 2013, p. 217-231.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Investigating the use and effectiveness of diverse types of materials in the delivery and support of lab sessions for multimedia subjects and students. / Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Aggoun, Amar; Cosmas, John.

In: British Journal of Educational Technology , Vol. 44, No. 5, 09.2013, p. 857–868.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Semi-automated mobile TV service generation. / Liu, Moxian ; Tsekleves, Emmanuel .

In: IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting , Vol. 59, No. 2, 20.05.2013, p. 317-327.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Immersive 3D holoscopic video system. / Aggoun, Amar ; Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Swash, Rafiq; Zarpalas, Dimitris; Dimou, Anastasios; Daras, Petros; Nunes, Paulo; Ducla Soares, Luis.

In: IEEE MultiMedia , Vol. 20, No. 1, 13.02.2013, p. 28-37.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Investigating media use and the television user experience in the home. / Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Whitham, Roger ; Kondo, K; Hill, A.

In: Entertainment Computing , Vol. 2, No. 3, 2011, p. 151-161.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

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Conference Contributions

Exercising playfully : co-designing fun ways of keeping active in the park. / Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Darby, Andy ; Gradinar, Adrian I. ; Smith, Marcia T.

CHI PLAY '14 Proceedings of the first ACM SIGCHI annual symposium on Computer-human interaction in play. New York : ACM, 2014. p. 447-448.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Use of gaming sensors and customised exergames for Parkinson's Disease rehabilitation : a proposed virtual reality framework. / Paraskevopoulos, Ioannis ; Tsekleves, Emmanuel .

Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-GAMES), 2013 5th International Conference on. IEEE, 2013. p. 1-5.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Omnidirectional Holoscopic 3D content generation using dual orthographic projection. / Swash, M. Rafiq; Aggoun, A.; Abdulfatah, O.; Li, Bei; Fernandez, J. C. ; Tsekleves, E.

Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), 2013 IEEE International Symposium on. Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2013. p. 1-4.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Dynamic hyperlinker for 3D content search and retrieval. / Swash, M. Rafiq; Aggoun, A.; Abdulfatah, O.; Li, B.; Fernandez, J. C. ; Tsekleves, E.

Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), 2013 IEEE International Symposium on. Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2013. p. 1-4.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Holoscopic 3D image rendering for autostereoscopic multiview 3D display. / Swash, M. Rafiq; Aggoun, A.; Abdulfatah, O.; Li, B.; Fernandez, J. C. ; Tsekleves, E.

Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), 2013 IEEE International Symposium on. Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2013. p. 1-4.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Three-dimensional integral image reconstruction based on viewpoint interpolation. / Abdul Fatah, O.; Lanigan, Peter M. P.; Aggoun, A.; Swash, M.r.; Alazawi, E.; Li, B.; Fernandez, J. C.; Chen, D. ; Tsekleves, E.

Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), 2013 IEEE International Symposium on. Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2013. p. 1-4.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Generating stereoscopic 3D from holoscopic 3D. / Fatah, O. Abdul; Aggoun, A.; Swash, M. R.; Alazawi, E.; Li, B.; Fernandez, J. C.; Chen, D. ; Tsekleves, E.

3DTV-Conference: The True Vision-Capture, Transmission and Dispaly of 3D Video (3DTV-CON), 2013. Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2013. p. 1-3.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Personalised stroke rehabilitation intervention using open source 3D software and the Wii Remote Plus. / Tsekleves, Emmanouil ; Skordoulis, Donysios; Paraskevopoulos, Ioannis; Kilbride, Cherry; Warland, Alyson.

Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies. ed. / Paul Sharkey; Evelyne Klinger. Reading : University of Reading, School of Systems Engineering, 2012. p. 515-518.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Simulation of photovoltaics for defence applications : power generation assessment and investigation of the available integration areas of photovoltaic devices on a virtual infantryman. / Paraskevopoulos, Ioannis ; Tsekleves, Emmanuel .

SIMULTECH 2012: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, Rome, Italy, 28 - 31 July, 2012.. ed. / Nuno Pina; Janusz Kacprzyk; Mohammad S. Obaidat. SciTePress, 2012. p. 384-396.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Depth mapping of integral images using a hybrid disparity analysis algorithm. / Fatah, O. Abdul; Aggoun, A.; Nawaz, M.; Cosmas, J. ; Tsekleves, E. ; Swash, M. Rafiq; Alazawi, E.

Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), 2012 IEEE International Symposium on. New York : IEEE, 2012.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

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Key Projects

Ageing PlayfullyAgeing Playfully Ageing Playfully Co-designing interactive and playful ways to encourage dementia-friendly exercise and movement.
Include Me Include Me Include Me Co-designing 'phygital' interactions for the social inclusion of children with autism
Active ParksActive Parks Active Parks Co-designing a Health trail in Ryelands Park
ReWiiReReWiiRe ReWiiRe Research for Wii Rehabilitation
Behaviours that StickBehaviours that Stick Behaviours that Stick Exploring emotional design of sustainable behaviours that stick
BA Design InteractionsBA Design Interactions BA Design Interactions Our unique degree, starting September 2015, offers a stimulating and engaging learning experience ...
Numbers that MatterNumbers that Matter Numbers that Matter Exploring wellbeing and people’s understanding of data by co-designing a wearable open-data device
London Creative and Digital FusionLondon Creative and Digital Fusion London Creative and Digital Fusion Ambitious £5m project to inspire and support growth in the digital industries