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Title: Age invaders: Social and physical inter-generational mixed reality family entertainment
Authors: Khoo, E.T.
Cheok, A.D. 
Nguyen, T.H.D.
Pan, Z.
Keywords: Elderly entertainment
Mixed reality
Physical computing
Social computing
Issue Date: Mar-2008
Citation: Khoo, E.T.,Cheok, A.D.,Nguyen, T.H.D.,Pan, Z. (2008-03). Age invaders: Social and physical inter-generational mixed reality family entertainment. Virtual Reality 12 (1) : 3-16. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Age invaders (AI), is a novel interactive intergeneration social-physical game which allows the elderly to play harmoniously together with children in the physical space, while parents can participate in the game play in real time remotely in the virtual world through the internet. Traditional digital games are designed for the young where normally the player sits in front of a computer or game console. Unlike standard computer games, age invaders brings the game play to a physical platform, and requires and encourages physical body movements rather than constraining the user in front of a computer for many hours. Age invaders is an interactive social-physical family digital game designed specially for a harmonious game play between the elderly and young. Adjusting game properties automatically compensates for potential elderly disadvantages, for example slower reaction time and slow movement. © Springer-Verlag London Limited 2008.
Source Title: Virtual Reality
ISSN: 13594338
DOI: 10.1007/s10055-008-0083-0
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