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EnCity: A serious game for empowering young people with Down's syndrome

Bourazeri, Aikaterini and Bellamy-Wood, Tyrone and Arnab, Sylvester (2017) EnCity: A serious game for empowering young people with Down's syndrome. In: 2017 IEEE 5th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH), 2017-04-02 - 2017-04-04, Perth, WA, Australia.

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Abstract

Down's syndrome (also known as trisomy 21) is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of a third copy of chromosome 21 in a baby's cell. With education and proper care the quality of life of these people can be improved, and with the right support people with Down's syndrome can have an active role in the community. In this paper we examine how a virtual reality serious game, the EnCity game, could engage and encourage young people with Down's syndrome to have a more active involvement in the community. Players should complete mini games related to everyday tasks (e.g. preparing a meal, shopping in the supermarket, paying a bill, buying a ticket to visit a museum or gallery), and through these mini-games players will gain the appropriate training and encouragement for leading their lives without requiring help from their families or social services.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: 2017 IEEE 5th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH)
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2019 13:27
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2019 13:27
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24723

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