The effects of mirroring in a playful virtual environment: A comparative study with children and adults having impairments

Nanna Borum, Line Gad Christiansen, Henrik Wolff Jepsen, Kasper Kristensen, Jacob Nghia Trung Lam, David Lindholm, Eva Petersson Brooks, Anthony Lewis Brooks

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Abstract

This study explored the effects of a projected self-image in a game situation created for people with different impairments and ages, to question life quality and social cognition. A simple video capture game utilizing the Microsoft Kinect enabling embodied interaction was created. Test sessions consisting of two test conditions, a mirrored self-image condition and a silhouette condition, were conducted with repeated measurement and an interval of one week between each condition. The participants were from four special needs daycare centers and selected by caregivers. They consisted of 20 children (10 male, 10 female) and nine adults (three male, six female), all with various impairments. Video recordings were analyzed with a qualitative case study approach, and a follow up semi-structured in-situ interview with the caregivers was held to support the interpretations. Overall findings indicate that the system has a variety of possibilities and the participants used it in their own way e.g. for rough-and-tumble play, creative expression, and as a medium for cooperation. However there was no visible difference between the mirrored condition and the silhouette condition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction : Design Methods, Tools, and Interaction Techniques for eInclusion - 7th Int. Conf., UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of HCI Int. 2013, Proceedings
Number of pages9
Publication date1. Aug 2013
EditionPART 1
Pages427-435
ISBN (Print)9783642391873
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. Aug 2013
Event7th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Design Methods, Tools, and Interaction Techniques for eInclusion, UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 21. Jul 201326. Jul 2013

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Design Methods, Tools, and Interaction Techniques for eInclusion, UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period21/07/201326/07/2013
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume8009 LNCS
ISSN0302-9743

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