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Muntermacher - "Think and Move" interface and interaction design of a motion-based serious game for the generation plus

: Graf, Holger; Tamanini, Christian; Geißler, Lukas


Stephanidis, C.:
Universal access in human-computer interaction. 6th international conference, UAHCI 2011. Pt.2: Users diversity : Held as part of HCI International 2011, Orlando, FL, USA, July 9-14, 2011; Proceedings
Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer, 2011 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6766)
ISBN: 3-642-21662-5
ISBN: 978-3-642-21662-6
ISBN: 978-3-642-21663-3
ISSN: 0302-9743
International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (UAHCI) <6, 2011, Orlando/Fla.>
International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International) <14, 2011, Orlando/Fla.>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IGD ()
serious game; interaction devices; elderly user

This paper presents a holistic approach to design a media system based on a new user interface and interaction device aimed to motivate seniors of the generation plus enhancing their daily physical activity. As a result of the newly designed game, the senior finds himself within a colorful world of a game in which he interacts with small lively figures using a newly designed interaction device accounting for physical activity. The combination of both design elements, lead to a gameplay that provides adequate mechanism for cognitive and physical activity, challenging representatives of the generation plus to exercise more.