Phil Wilkinson (Hide&Seek) is leading two events for the Festival of Learning at Bournemouth University:
Chris Joyce (Sciencescope) took part in some public engagement work at the Trowbridge Science & Technology day.
He took the Nao robot (the robot-human interaction research associate), and arranged some fun robot games for the children to take part in:
The Centre will be heading to Brighton for Develop in July, the largest gathering of games developers in the UK. If you have some ideas on how we can use the stand in the expo, please let us know! We are looking for some creative thinking…
Project news and Papers
Charlotte Hoare (BBC) is preparing to present at the ACM TVX ’14 http://tvx2014.com/ Doctoral Consortium this month after having her doctoral consortium paper accepted. Good luck, Charlotte!
Owen O’Neil’s (Salisbury Hospital) chapter has been published (see: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-54816-1_18).
•O’Neil, O., Gatzidis, C., Swain, I. (2014) ‘A State of the Art Survey on the Use of Video Games for Upper Limb Stroke Rehabilitation’. In Ma, Minhua., Jain, L., Whitehead, A., Anderson, P. (Eds.) Virtual and Augmented Reality in Healthcare 1. Springer‐Verlag: Heidelberg, German
Recent developments in approaches to stroke rehabilitation include the use of video games as a mechanism to enhance motivation and compliance to upper limb motor practice. The fields of robotics and virtual reality use gaming simulations in order to promote high volumes of task specific movements that are capable of facilitating functional recovery. In this chapter we present a state of the art survey on the design, issues, clinical impact, and finally range of technologies that use video games as part of targeted interventions for the upper limb.
Chris Joyce’s (Sciencescope) short paper and doctoral consortium paper have been accepted to IDC 2014 (Interaction Design & Children) a highly regarded HCI conference (part of the ACM).
Oliver Gingrich (Musion) works as part of the Analema Group, a collaboration of artists, researches, programmers and sound engineers. It acts as a single artist on the principle of synergy, aiming to produce a site-specific phenomenal sonic and visual spatial experience.Their second project Transmission has been accepted to Siggraph and will be presented at Siggraph with a talk and a paper, as well as the MITs Leonardo magazine for Arts Technology and Science. Transmission will also be presented at this years EVA London conference – the annual conference of the British computer and arts society as well as in its annual proceedings.
The Analema Group will be featured at Bournemouth University’s Festival of Learning from the 9th-13th of June with an installation of their kinetic art piece KIMA – supported by the CDE. KIMA has recently been awarded Arts Council UK funding to develop the project further and will be presented at Kinetica the UKs biggest digital art forum and union chapel – an event space in central London with a capacity of 600 later this year.