Last tank rolling: exploring shared motion-based play to empower persons using wheelchairs

Gerling, Kathrin and Buttrick, Laura (2014) Last tank rolling: exploring shared motion-based play to empower persons using wheelchairs. In: ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY), 10-22 October 2014, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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This paper presents Last Tank Rolling, a collaborative motion-based military survival game in which players using wheelchairs are invited to apply their assistive device to control a tank. The game offers a strong in-game metaphor for the wheelchair, and invites joint physical interaction that encourages able-bodied players to perceive their peer as a competent collaborator. Ultimately, this project aims to explore the value of shared video game play as a means of empowering people with disabilities, and connecting players of all abilities to foster inclusion.

Keywords:accessibility, video games, Interface design
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:14718
Deposited On:20 Aug 2014 07:42

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