First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Leanne ScorciaFollow
Cody W. RichardFollow

Title of Poster or Paper

Anatomy of Fencing | Master • Champion

Mentor/s

Professors Frances Grodzinsky and Francesco Sardo

Location

University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-21-2017 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-21-2017 3:00 PM

Abstract

Disability in the United States directly affects 1 in 5 citizens (CDC, 2015). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that of the 1 in 5 citizens who are disabled, the most common disability type is mobility limitation (CDC, 2015). Our research has shown that, through rehabilitation, stroke victims have been able to improve mobility limitations with the use of Virtual Reality (VR) (Merians, Alma S et al, 2002). Small clinical studies have shown that victims can be rehabilitated to improve their limited motion. In designing a Fencing video game, we intend to open up the sport of Fencing to the disabled who are unable to participate physically in the sport. The invention of VR has allowed a full immersion experience into the environment designed by the developer. We are geared towards providing those who are unable to Fence physically with the emotions and experiences that mentally come with the sport of Fencing. This game will be designed for all, but directed towards those who are physically--due to disability or age--unable to partake in Fencing.

College

College of Arts and Sciences

College and Major available

Computer Science & Info Tech

Keywords

Fencing, Physical disabilities, Computer game

Document Type

Poster

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Anatomy of Fencing | Master • Champion

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Disability in the United States directly affects 1 in 5 citizens (CDC, 2015). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that of the 1 in 5 citizens who are disabled, the most common disability type is mobility limitation (CDC, 2015). Our research has shown that, through rehabilitation, stroke victims have been able to improve mobility limitations with the use of Virtual Reality (VR) (Merians, Alma S et al, 2002). Small clinical studies have shown that victims can be rehabilitated to improve their limited motion. In designing a Fencing video game, we intend to open up the sport of Fencing to the disabled who are unable to participate physically in the sport. The invention of VR has allowed a full immersion experience into the environment designed by the developer. We are geared towards providing those who are unable to Fence physically with the emotions and experiences that mentally come with the sport of Fencing. This game will be designed for all, but directed towards those who are physically--due to disability or age--unable to partake in Fencing.

 

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