Areti Katsamagkou

Areti-Maria Katsamagkou holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Crete and an MSc degree in Information Systems from Athens University of Economics & Business. Mrs Katsamagkou was working for 4 years in the private sector participating in eGOV national projects in the field of ICT specializing in the management and configuration of Data Bases. Mrs Katsamagkou works in N.C.S.R. Demokritos since 2012 in “IIT” doing project management and coordination in European funded Research projects within the fields of ehealth ICT and knowledge management.

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Later Life Training portal for Physiotherapist Training
Areti Katsamagkou

Problem / Need:
Physical therapy has an inherent complexity since it is a type of treatment that
encompasses a wide variety of aspects (kinesiology, physiology, pathophysiology, etc) and takes place in various healthcare settings.
Physiotherapist training is a continuous process and mandatory in order to maintain a
professional license. For example in the U.K., this is a requirement in order to stay
registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). There are more than 0.5 Million professionals physiotherapists in Europe ( asking for a range of post-qualifying courses.

Our Solution:
Following the EU Profound training program ( we identified the design principles of an efficient and acceptable digital training platform for Physiotherapists. We designed the LLT eleanring service trying to provide the necessary content to support the continuous training of Physiotherapists not only in Europe but Globally. We are continuous developing new functions to the platform and we publish scientific results of our research [1,2]
[1] Pappa, D. & Papadopoulos, H. (2018) Designing a prototype training environment for
physiotherapists building on advanced gaming technologies. Proceedings of the 17th
European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL2018), 1-2 November 2018, Athens, Greece

[2] Dimitra Pappa, Homer Papadopoulos. (2019), A Use Case of the Application of Advanced
Gaming and Immersion Technologies for Professional Training: The GAMEPHARM Training
Environment for Physiotherapists pp157-170, Volume 17 Issue 2.