Physical and Cognitive Training of Children with Down Syndrome Using Video Games

  • Elif SurerEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 195)


In this study, a video-games based training platform that aims to provide user-specific physical and cognitive tasks is developed so that children with Down Syndrome can continue their training autonomously at home. For this purpose, a set of video games which addresses physical activities (balance and feet coordination) and cognitive tasks (abstraction, memory and word-forming) are being designed and implemented. During the gameplays, center of pressure, brain activity and electrodermal activity measurements are done to identify the specific needs of the child and to tailor a training programme that addresses these difficulties.


Down Syndrome Serious games Video games 



This work is fully supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) under TÜBİTAK 2232 – Reintegration Research Fellowship Program and the Project ID is: 115C088.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of InformaticsMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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