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

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Down Syndrome Serious games Video games 

Notes

Acknowledgements

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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© ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of InformaticsMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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