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Re-play : Interactive Playground Games To Motivate Playing

Markova, Betina (2018) Re-play : Interactive Playground Games To Motivate Playing.

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Abstract:Children with motor disorders have difficulties with fine and gross motor skills, which make it harder for them to perform a moderate-vigorous physical activity. Because it requires a lot of effort, children avoid doing physical activities outside of their rehabilitation sessions. Instead, they prefer to play video games, which are easier to master and make them feel competent. However, an increase in physical activity can help the children to overcome the difficulties associated with their disorder and improve their quality of life. Within this research two interactive playground games have been designed – a single player game and a multiplayer game. The games can be used in pediatric physiotherapy sessions as a tool to encourage patients with motor deficiencies to be physically active while playing, even outside the scope of the rehabilitation. Both games are inspired by and include the elements of the well-known rock-paper-scissors game. Since the aim is also to inspire the children to play without technology, the multiplayer interactive playground game is transferable to a real-life setting. The evaluation of the games with students showed that the interactive playground Rock Paper Scissors games trigger different movements like walking, running, jumping or sliding on the floor.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Roessingh Centre for Rehabilitation, Enschede, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:50 technical science in general, 54 computer science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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