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

Aikaterini Bourazeri, Tyrone Bellamy-Wood, Sylvester Arnab

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 5th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-5482-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-5483-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2017
EventIEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health - Perth, Australia
Duration: 2 Apr 20174 Apr 2017
Conference number: 5

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health
Abbreviated titleSeGAH 2017
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period2/04/174/04/17

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Down Syndrome
Museums
Chromosomes
Virtual reality
Education
meals
virtual reality
bill
baby
Chromosomes, Human, Pair 21
Inborn Genetic Diseases
mobile social services
community
museum
quality of life
Social Work
Meals
Quality of Life
Serious games
education

Keywords

  • Down's syndrome
  • empowerment
  • inclusivity
  • serious games

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education

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Bourazeri, A., Bellamy-Wood, T., & Arnab, S. (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) [7939267] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/SeGAH.2017.7939267

EnCity : A serious game for empowering young people with Down's syndrome. / Bourazeri, Aikaterini; Bellamy-Wood, Tyrone; Arnab, Sylvester.

2017 IEEE 5th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH). IEEE, 2017. 7939267.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Bourazeri, A, Bellamy-Wood, T & Arnab, S 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)., 7939267, IEEE, IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, Perth, Australia, 2/04/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/SeGAH.2017.7939267
Bourazeri A, Bellamy-Wood T, Arnab S. 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). IEEE. 2017. 7939267 https://doi.org/10.1109/SeGAH.2017.7939267
Bourazeri, Aikaterini ; Bellamy-Wood, Tyrone ; Arnab, Sylvester. / EnCity : A serious game for empowering young people with Down's syndrome. 2017 IEEE 5th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH). IEEE, 2017.
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