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Presentacion de un desarrollo en Unity3D para recrear la experiencia de equinoterapia

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E quino-presentacion-v6

  1. 1. e-Quino: an Interactive Videogame to Complement Equine Therapy Javier Díaz Claudia Queiruga Tomás Arce
  2. 2. CEDICA Centro de Equitación para Personas con Discapacidad y Carenciadas CEDICA is a provincial reference center in equine-assisted therapy and activities located at the racetrack of the city of La Plata, Argentina (http://cedica.com.ar/). CEDICA is a nonprofit association founded in 1994. Its MISSION is to equalize opportunities and favor family reintegration, schooling, professional insertion and integral improvement in the quality of life of its patients. Currently, CEDICA has over 100 student-patients, mostly children and teenagers, from all over La Plata and nearby cities, and from very different sociocultural backgrounds. The rehabilitation activities in CEDICA take part once a week.
  3. 3. Videogames in Health Serious games dealing with health issues are a growing field. PlayMancer Project: it is an initiative to develop a video game for treating specific mental disorders. The game is specially developed to help patients recognize their emotions, regain self-control, train certain movements and relax specific muscles. iSocial Project: it is a three dimensional virtual learning environment for teaching social competence to youths who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). LIFEisGAME: It is a serious game to teach people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to recognize facial emotions.
  4. 4. e-Quino: an Interactive Videogame to Complement Equine Therapy e-Quino is a video game that recreates equine therapy performed with children and teenagers with neurological development disorders at CEDICA. Goal: to recreate the feeling of well-being equine therapy gives to CEDICA student-patients, whenever the actual activity cannot be performed. e-Quino is being developed by a multidisciplinary team composed of highly-trained therapists with a background in equine-assisted activities and therapy, educators, doctors, programmers and designers specialized in 3D art.
  5. 5. e-Quino: an Interactive Videogame to Complement Equine Therapy Activity 1: the player guides the horse, walking, past a mound
  6. 6. e-Quino: an Interactive Videogame to Complement Equine Therapy Activity 2: the player must guide the horse, this time at jog, through the main course without changing the gait
  7. 7. e-Quino: an Interactive Videogame to Complement Equine Therapy Activity 3: the player rides the horse through a fenced area
  8. 8. e-Quino: an Interactive Videogame to Complement Equine Therapy Activity 4: the player chooses an object of a certain color from a basket and takes it to the indicator of the same color across the field
  9. 9. e-Quino: an Interactive Videogame to Complement Equine Therapy Activity 5: the player zigzags through dice on the ground
  10. 10. e-Quino: an Interactive Videogame to Complement Equine Therapy Activity 6: the player tosses three balls to a ring located at the height of the rider
  11. 11. e-Quino: an Interactive Videogame to Complement Equine Therapy Each activity provides congratulatory feedback to the player to emphasize their achievement.
  12. 12. e-Quino: an Interactive Videogame to Complement Equine Therapy We are currently developing a pilot test with 24 student-patients classified in: 8 diagnosed with Down Syndrome, 6 with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, 7 with mental retardation and 3 with developmental delay
  13. 13. e-Quino: an Interactive Videogame to Complement Equine Therapy e-Quino shows the important role that technology such as serious games and immersive reality can play for inclusion of people with different needs in our society.

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