Engineering Modular Playware

Morten Roed Frederiksen, Henrik Hautop Lund, Max Leggieri

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe the engineering of modular playware. Constructing playware systems out of individual modules allows the system to be easily transported to be used anywhere, to easily build different bodies and brains, and to allow people to construct and combine the modules in a creative fashion. Thus the modularity helps fulfilling the Playware ABC. We exemplify the engineering challenges of the hardware, software and communication design of modules through the development of handheld modules for playful rehabilitation. The handheld modules allow for a fun and motivational training of upper extremities, and can be viewed as an extension to the Moto Tiles for lower extremity training, which have proved to be a highly successful playware for prevention and rehabilitation among seniors. The paper outlines the engineering challenges and proposed solutions to make such modular playware for playful upper extremity training.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics
Number of pages4
Volume24
PublisherICAROB 2019: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL LIFE AND ROBOTICS
Publication date10 Jan 2019
Pages9-13
ISBN (Electronic)2188-7829
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2019
Event2019 International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics - Japan, Miyazaki, Japan
Duration: 14 Jan 201918 Jan 2019
http://alife-robotics.co.jp

Conference

Conference2019 International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics
LocationJapan
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityMiyazaki
Period14/01/201918/01/2019
Internet address

Keywords

  • Playware
  • Playful technology
  • Personal Health Technology
  • sensors
  • Adaptive Games

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