Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 59, Issue 3, pp 749–774 | Cite as

RFID-based interactive multimedia system for the children

  • Ali Karime
  • M. Anwar Hossain
  • A. S. M. Mahfujur Rahman
  • Wail Gueaieb
  • Jihad Mohamed Alja’am
  • Abdulmotaleb El Saddik


In this paper, we present an interactive edutainment system for the children that leverages multimedia and RFID technologies in a seamless manner. The proposed system allows children to learn about new objects/entities by tapping on physical objects through a specially designed RFID-Bluetooth based Tangible User Interface (TUI) tool. The output of the system is delivered as a set of appropriate multimedia representations related to the objects being tapped. The TUI uses RFID technology for object identification and Bluetooth communication to transmit data to the computer where the system’s software is running. We incorporated our system in three games that allow children of different ages to benefit from the system’s functionalities and encourage them to interact with it.


RFID Interactive multimedia system Edutainment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Karime
    • 1
  • M. Anwar Hossain
    • 2
  • A. S. M. Mahfujur Rahman
    • 1
  • Wail Gueaieb
    • 1
  • Jihad Mohamed Alja’am
    • 3
  • Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
    • 1
  1. 1.Multimedia Communications Research LaboratoryUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.College of Computer and Information SciencesKing Saud UniversityRiyadhKingdom of Saudi Arabia
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringQatar UniversityDohaQatar

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