Lecture and demos by junior researcher Jamil Joundi @ TEI conference

23-03-2019 from 09:00 to 17:00
Tempe, Arizona, USA
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mict researcher Jamil Joundi will be giving information and demos on ‘a pressure sensitive gaming mat for rehabilitation’ on the Tangible Embedded Interfaces (TEI) conference in Tempei Arizona on the 18th of March.


One key concept of Tangible User Interaction is interactive surfaces, in which we transform a surface into an active interface between the physical and virtual world. In this paper we describe the design process of a novel interactive surface that can be used for movement therapy for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Children with DCD suffer from impairment in motor development which influences their overall movement quality and affects their daily life. Traditionally, the rehabilitation techniques and tools are often static, non-interactive, monotonous and unappealing to children. The purpose of this study is to design an interactive surface that combines physical motor exercises with digital games. Through an iterative co-creation process with patients and physiotherapists, we developed "Matti" as an interactive gaming mat to support the children during their rehabilitation, by linking the therapy exercises with digital games thus providing more engagement and better results.

More information? Contact Jamil Joundi