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Development of a Full-Body Interaction Digital Game for Children to Learn Vegetation Succession

  • Takayuki Adachi
  • Hiroshi Mizoguchi
  • Miki Namatame
  • Fusako Kusunoki
  • Masanori Sugimoto
  • Keita Muratsu
  • Etsuji Yamaguchi
  • Shigenori Inagaki
  • Yoshiaki Takeda
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8253)

Abstract

In this study, we developed a simulation game called “Human SUGOROKU” that simulates vegetation succession of the real forest area in the virtual world. This game consists of a full-body interaction system to enable children to enjoy and learn vegetation succession by playing with their body movement. We conducted an experiment with children and investigated the effects of the full-body interaction through interviews. The results showed that the full-body interaction promotes a sense of immersion in the game. This paper describes the structure of this system and the interview results.

Keywords

Interactive Content Ultrasonic Sensor Embodiment Learning Support System 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takayuki Adachi
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Mizoguchi
    • 1
  • Miki Namatame
    • 2
  • Fusako Kusunoki
    • 3
  • Masanori Sugimoto
    • 4
  • Keita Muratsu
    • 5
  • Etsuji Yamaguchi
    • 5
  • Shigenori Inagaki
    • 5
  • Yoshiaki Takeda
    • 5
  1. 1.Tokyo University of ScienceNodaJapan
  2. 2.Tsukuba University of TechnologyTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Tama Art UniversityHachiojiJapan
  4. 4.Hokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  5. 5.Kobe UniversityKobeJapan

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