Controlling the amount of physical activity in a specific exertion interface

  • Authors
  • Landry, Pascal; Parés, Narcís
  • UPF authors
  • PARES BURGUES, NARCIS;
  • Authors of the book
  • -
  • Book title
  • apos;12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
  • Publication year
  • 2012
  • Pages
  • 2393-2398
  • ISBN
  • 9781450310161
  • Abstract
  • We present the empirical validation of a system that controls the amount of physical activity that children do while playing in a specific exertion interface called the Interactive Slide. The control of the amount of physical activity is done through a newly defined system variable we call the Interaction Tempo. Moreover, the detection of this physical activity is done in a non-invasive manner using a computer vision system. Both the control potential of physical activity by the Interaction Tempo and the quantification of this physical activity by the computer vision system have been validated against the change in heart rate of the users. This provides a safe, unencumbered, comfortable and natural system for children play and opens the door to apply it in other exertion interfaces.
  • Complete citation
  • Landry, Pascal; Parés, Narcís. Controlling the amount of physical activity in a specific exertion interface. In: -. CHI '12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems 1 ed. New York: 2012. p. 2393-2398.