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Game Induced Exercise Promotion for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder

Winderlich, Verena (2020) Game Induced Exercise Promotion for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder.

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Abstract:Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) struggle more with motor skills focussed on coordination and/or balance compared to typically developing children. Therapy is mainly focused on strengthening self-esteem and motivating children to become more physically active. The RE-Play project aims to motivate children with DCD and Cerebral Palsy to become more physically active through the use of an interactive playground. This thesis focusses on creating two interactive playground games with three different systems each: the current system, an adaptive system and a static system. Based on proxy testing, the interactive playground seems to score slightly higher than regular therapy sessions in motivating children to become more physically active, although this might only be short term. Out of three systems, the adaptive system was preferred most based on proxy testing. The static system could come in handy when more different types of motor skills are being tackled in a session. The current system might be a good version to use beyond the scope of the RE-Play project, for example in school settings. Results seem promising, but more testing is needed to be able to conclude if the interactive playground helps to motivate children with DCD to become more physically active.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
Roessingh, Enschede, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:01 general works, 50 technical science in general, 81 education, teaching
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/84944
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