‘Taking care of people with Alzheimer’s disease can be very tough. That’s why our main goal is to support these caregivers,’ says UT researcher Mariet Theune. She has helped to develop the ‘Alzheimer Care Trainer’, a computer game in which you can train interaction with Alzheimer’s patients.
The combination of virtual reality (VR) and gaming doesn’t only have to result in a fun pastime. It can also be used for realistic training of people with high-risk jobs, and therefore even save lives. That is the basis of a UT research that aims to develop a VR simulator for people within the construction industry, a line of work with one of the highest fatality rates.
‘Fire fighters often have to deal with crises. They have to communicate with the local government, police or hospitals and this comes with many difficult decisions. The game should therefore help them prepare for such crisis management,’ UT researcher Mariët Theune describes a serious gaming application that is to be developed within the Data2Game project.
Zo’n zeventig masterstudenten zijn vandaag en morgen bezig met een serious game op het gebied van asset management. Cursuscoördinator Jan Braaksma noemt de game een slotstuk van de cursus en hoopt dat studenten de ‘gesimuleerde confrontatie met de praktijk’ niet uit de weg gaan.
Another edition of TEDxTwenteU took place yesterday, 28th April 2016, at the University of Twente. Following the event´s title 'Breaking Barriers', many inspiring speakers presented their ideas on overcoming societal, technological and also emotional barriers.
If you walk into the UT´s Classroom of the Future this week, you will probably find people playing all kinds of board games. Make no mistake, though. They are not there to rest. They are actually working on developing their own games as a part of the Serious Gaming track of the CuriousU summer school.
In de Gallery opent de UT begin februari de Classroom of the Future: een ruimte voor interactief projectonderwijs. De zaal wordt uitgerust met een videomuur, twintig grote touchscreens en een rondrijdende robot.