Share Paper: Catching Game: A Body Movement Game for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  1. Vesa Korhonen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  2. Marjo Virnes, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  3. Eija Kärnä, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Tuesday, June 24 11:55 AM-12:15 PM B1097

Abstract: Individuals with autism spectrum disorder have a wide variety of skills and preferences. This paper introduces a Kinect®-based game for a technology club for children with autism spectrum disorder, which allows each child’s preferences to be acknowledged. Commercial games were first used to discover how children would interact with a Kinect-based environment. Unfortunately, these games were not designed based on the skills sets of the individual children or to meet educational targets. Thus, a non-commercial game was produced in which moving objects are caught by using hands and legs. This game can be individualised based on preferences and skill level: ...