AR, Tech News & Awesome Games

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

Tag: serious 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.

Smartkuber – the cognitive training video game with the cubes

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The beta version of the cognitive training game I was developing as part of my PhD study is up and running! So…… Smartkuber is a serious game for cognitive training, developed at Gjøvik University College (Norway) as a research project, from Costas Boletsis and Prof. Simon McCallum.

It is actually the main tool for the last stage of the PhD study and we are currently running the validation experiment, in collaboration with Seniornett.

Smartkuber consists of 5 mini-games which – along with the implemented interaction technique, utilising the cubes – address various cognitive functions. You can find all the info about it in our new website: www.smartkuber.com

Check the demo video

Game Technology Lab resources

GTL_logo_white_150The Game Technology Lab (GTL) at Gjøvik University College has a new website with details on courses and game-related discussions.

Also, GTL is very active on YouTube where you can find a number of lectures from the game-related courses.

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

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