An Augmented Reality Game To Help Children With Cerebral Palsy Develop Motor Skills
Physical Therapy Is Now An Adventure!
In Summer 2018, the Academy of Art University’s School of Game Development launched a collaborative class to design Therapy Games for children with Cerebral Palsy. Named Adventure Bay, the game incorporates mini games to help kids with differing physical needs. Led by faculty Game Design Lead Steven (Goody) Goodale, five dedicated students, with help from their peers in other AAU departments, created a game to help kids with Cerebral Palsy achieve their therapeutic mobility goals--while having FUN!
Adventure Bay is the adventure hub with mini games designed to help kids with Cerebral Palsy achieve their therapeutic mobility goals while having FUN!
Adventure Bay applies physical and occupational therapies in a variety of mini games using Augmented Reality and accelerometers as mobility aids in pronation, supination, movement to markers, etc. We are working in partnership with UCSF’s Pediatric Brain Center, The Avalon Academy, and the California Children’s Services Medical Therapy Program.
The mini game, Treasure Chase AR, uses Augmented Reality. We also incorporated a mobile phone's accelerometer as a controller for our mini game, Shark Drop.
Academy of Art University
School of Game Development
San Francisco, California