Augmented reality games (arg) and pokémon go

Preventing hikikomori in Malaysia

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Abstract

The term “Hikikomori” refers to the modern phenomenon of severe social withdrawal (SSW). It may also specifically refer to a modern form of depression that has become prevalent among young people in Japan since 2000. This syndrome has a major impact in Japan and yet there remain no consensus guidelines for its treatment. Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game which uses integrated virtual and physical movement to allow players to interact with virtual characters. This mobile application has become a social media phenomenon around the world and is seen as pioneering an innovative business model. The present study has two (2) key aspects: understanding the hikikomori phenomenon in Malaysia and determining the importance of Augmented Reality Games (ARG), particularly Pokémon Go. It is hoped that this study will provide significant progress in the understanding of the hikikomori phenomenon in Malaysia. Furthermore, Pokémon Go may become an important tool to promote healthy behaviours among young adults in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1128-1135
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology
Volume9
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

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Keywords

  • Hikikomori
  • POKÉMON
  • Video Games

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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