Exploring casual exergames with kids using wheelchairs

Hicks, Kieran and Gerling, Kathrin (2015) Exploring casual exergames with kids using wheelchairs. In: The ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY), 5-7 October 2015, London.

Documents
CHI PLAY Exploring Casual Exergames With Kids Using Wheelchairs.pdf
[img]
[Download]
[img]
Preview
PDF
CHI PLAY Exploring Casual Exergames With Kids Using Wheelchairs.pdf - Whole Document

172kB
Item Type:Conference or Workshop contribution (Paper)
Item Status:Live Archive

Abstract

Physical activity (PA) is important for health and well-being, but often PA is inaccessible for children using wheelchairs. In this work, we explore the potential of casual exergames to provide opportunities for physically active play. We apply existing wheelchair-controlled video games to explore children’s and parents’ perceptions of these games. Feedback shows that children and parents feel that casual exergames could be a valuable opportunity of offering wheelchair-accessible play, however, refinement of game concepts particularly regarding challenge and physical effort required to play is necessary. By integrating these findings into games for young people using wheelchairs in the future, we hope to provide opportunities for accessible and physically challenging play.

Keywords:Computer games, Human-computer interaction
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:18216
Deposited On:03 Aug 2015 12:57

Repository Staff Only: item control page