GAME-ABLING: Platform of Games for People with Cerebral Palsy

Domenec Puig, Fran Casino, Hamed Habibi Aghdam, Jaume Vergés-Llahí

Abstract

We present the FP7 European Project GAME-ABLING developed from December 2012 to January 2015. This project aimed at the development of a platform for the creation of games for patients with Cerebral Palsy (CP). A key point of the platform is that the framework can be used by personal with no specific skill in game creation, permitting caregivers and parents its utilization. The system is composed of (i) a framework that encompasses the several tools developed to run and control the games, (ii) the authoring tool to easily allows the creation of new games, and (iii) the analyzing tool that generate statistics on the impact of the games in CP patients. Due to motor and cognitive constraints of CP patients, specific sets of games were developed. Also an extensive group of peripherals can be employed beyond the usual game controllers, including color and depth cameras, Nintendo Wiimote and balance boards. This article describes the system elements and the results obtained during the evaluation of the games with real patients. Special detail is given to the analysis of the movements of the user’s head and hands that is employed to control the games.

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Puig D., Vergés-Llahí J., Casino F. and Aghdam H. (2015). GAME-ABLING: Platform of Games for People with Cerebral Palsy . In European Project Space on Computer Vision, Graphics, Optics and Photonics - EPS Berlin, ISBN 978-989-758-156-4, pages 64-87. DOI: 10.5220/0006164300640087


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@conference{eps berlin15,
author={Domenec Puig and Jaume Vergés-Llahí and Fran Casino and Hamed Habibi Aghdam},
title={GAME-ABLING: Platform of Games for People with Cerebral Palsy},
booktitle={European Project Space on Computer Vision, Graphics, Optics and Photonics - EPS Berlin,},
year={2015},
pages={64-87},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006164300640087},
isbn={978-989-758-156-4},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - European Project Space on Computer Vision, Graphics, Optics and Photonics - EPS Berlin,
TI - GAME-ABLING: Platform of Games for People with Cerebral Palsy
SN - 978-989-758-156-4
AU - Puig D.
AU - Vergés-Llahí J.
AU - Casino F.
AU - Aghdam H.
PY - 2015
SP - 64
EP - 87
DO - 10.5220/0006164300640087