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Project ID: 524
Author: Rahul Bethi
Project Title: Kinect Game for Children with Intellectual Disability
Semester: 3 2017
Committe Chair: Dr. Scott King, Dr. Toyin Ajisafe
Committee Member 1: Dr. Ajay Katangur
Project Description: Children who suffer from ID (ID) are often significantly less physically ac- tive than those who do not. To overcome these disabilities to some extent, children should undergo instruction, structured training, context-specific exposure to skills and practice to acquire loco-motor skills such as jumping, ducking and hopping. It is challenging to encourage children with ID to perform these activities. To over- come this problem, a 2.5-dimensional scroller game using a Microsoft Kinect device is developed. This game exploits the motivating nature of virtual reality to improve children's loco-motor skills while they are at home. A computer game is developed using the Unity game engine and a Microsoft Kinect device. The game is played with basic loco-motor movements performed in front of the Kinect, which captures the players movements by collecting the RGB and depth image data and sending them to the computer. The game also obviates some of the practical diculties of taking the children to the activity center due to limiting factors such as adverse weather, poor transportation or busyness of parents. This project is intended to help the Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.
Project URL:   524.pdf