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Tangible Interfaces and Virtual Worlds: A New Environment for Inclusive Education

  • Juan Mateu
  • María José Lasala
  • Xavier Alamán
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8276)

Abstract

In this paper we present an educational application that integrates virtual worlds with tangible interfaces, in what is called “mixed reality”, using Kinect and OpenSim as the base technologies. The paper also discusses an experience on applying such technology for the inclusion at a concrete high school in Cunit (Spain). In the initial experiments, the use of mixed reality has shown a great potential for these education requirements.

Keywords

virtual worlds tangible user interfaces natural user interface inclusive education e-learning mixed reality 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Mateu
    • 1
  • María José Lasala
    • 2
  • Xavier Alamán
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)MadridSpain
  2. 2.IES Ernest LluchCunitSpain

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