AR, Tech News & Awesome Games

A tech & research blog from Costas Boletsis (PhD Research Fellow, Gjøvik University College, Norway)

Tag: games

Smartkuber: preliminary results

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We ran a preliminary (informal) analysis of the first results coming from the – still on the two digits – gaming sessions of Smartkuber, just for the fun of it. Trying to examine the game’s validity as a cognitive screening tool, we found a promising, statistically significant linear correlation – so far – between the game scores and the MoCA cognitive screening test scores. We can also get a better insight on each mini-game’s performance. However, there is still a long road ahead of us, with the final results coming in around December. Things are looking good, fingers crossed…

PS. Seniornett Norway has been an extremely helpful collaborator, providing the study’s awesome participants and the meaningful feedback.

Project Tango

Google’s Project Tango seems like a very interesting and promising take on mobile 3D tracking and perception…

Game suggestion: DragonBox

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A serious game to teach algebra to children in an entertaining way, from the Norwegian publisher WeWantToKnow AS. Developed for Android, iOS, etc. LINK

Game suggestion: Papers Please

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Congratulations. The October labor lottery is complete. Your name was pulled. For immediate placement, report to the Ministry of Admission at Grestin Border Checkpoint. An apartment will be provided for you and your family in East Grestin. Expect a Class-8 dwelling.

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Game suggestion: The Stanley Parable (now on Steam)

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The Stanley Parable is a first person exploration game. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will follow a story, you will not follow a story. You will have a choice, you will have no choice. The game will end, the game will never end.

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Gaming and health related software and hardware, as presented in Games for Health Europe 2012 conference

remission_cancergameThis is a selection of games, applications, devices, etc. that were presented during the two days of the Games for Health Europe 2012 conference. Some of them are the latest releases and developments and some others are the popular ones. Take a look and check what is going on at the Serious Games and Health domain.

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