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Interactive Media Systems, TU Wien


Research project in the area of Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Keywords: Serious Gaming, Motion Capturing, Virtual Reality Rehabilitation, Infrared Optical Tracking.

About this Project

PlayMancer will implement a new Serious Game environment by augmenting existing 3D gaming engines with new possibilities. The objectives of the project are: a) to construct a next generation gaming environment, mainly augmenting the gaming experience with innovative ICT modes of interaction between the player and the game world, b) to evolve the principles of Universally Accessible Games for application into 3D-based games, following a design for all philosophy, with the ultimate goal of designing games to be equally challenging to players of different abilities, c) to evaluate the proposed framework and gaming infrastructure by developing and testing a series of serious games modules as applied to two application domains: pain rehabilitation, and therapeutic support and lifestyle management programs for people with behavioral and addictive disorders.

Funding provided by

EU 7th Framework Programme, ICT (Information and Communication Technologies), Thematic Priority Objective 1.5 Networked Media