Fostering Body Movement in Children through an Exertion Interface as an Educational Tool

  • Authors
  • Castañer, M.; Camerino, O.; Parés, N.; Landry, P.
  • UPF authors
  • PARES BURGUES, NARCIS;
  • Type
  • Scholarly articles
  • Journal títle
  • Procedia. Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Publication year
  • 2011
  • Volume
  • 28
  • Pages
  • 236-240
  • ISSN
  • 1877-0428
  • Publication State
  • Published
  • Abstract
  • We present an exertion interface called the Interactive Slide (Soler, Ferrer, Parés, 2009), a large inflatable slide augmented with virtual reality technology that offers the possibility to children to move freely in a large and diverse spatial area. Diversity of motor skills actions that children do while playing were analyzed with observational methodology and sequential analysis through temporal pattern detection (T-patterns) to obtain behavior motor responses. The results reveal that the strategic virtual games of this Interactive Slide stimulate a large number of motor skills and a rich variability of them. Thus, in a pedagogical sense, it optimizes body movement in children while exergaming.
  • Complete citation
  • Castañer, M.; Camerino, O.; Parés, N.; Landry, P.. Fostering Body Movement in Children through an Exertion Interface as an Educational Tool. Procedia. Social and Behavioral Sciences 2011; 28( ): 236-240.
Bibliometric indicators
  • 22 times cited Scopus
  • 18 times cited WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 0.164(2011)