Development of an arcade controller for children with intellectual disabilities to improve fine motor skills through video games

Domenica A. Merchan-Garcia, Alejandro S. Enriquez-Mancheno, Victor H. Uguna-Uguna, Paola F. Suquilanda-Cuesta, Vladimir E. Robles-Bykbaev

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to implement a new therapy model, to improve the fine motor skills of children with intellectual disabilities. Using this proposed method, this study sought to discover whether two children with physical and intellectual disabilities can effectively improve their fine motor skills through the use of an arcade controller, specially designed to stimulate the movement of the fingers, hands, and arms of children, exercising them and improving their hand-eye coordination, finger control, digital grip, and body coordination. At the end, we present the results obtained by measuring the fine motor skills performed at the beginning and at the end of the study, applying the TEPSI's Coordination subtest which let us measure the fine motor skills of the kid, and a comparison of the improvement in fine motor skills with the results obtained with the TEPSI test applied to a child without any disability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - IEEE Games, Multimedia, Animation and Multiple Realities, GMAX 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728161471
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Sep 2020
Event2020 IEEE Games, Multimedia, Animation and Multiple Realities, GMAX 2020 - Virtual, Barranquilla, Colombia
Duration: 17 Sep 202018 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE Games, Multimedia, Animation and Multiple Realities, GMAX 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Games, Multimedia, Animation and Multiple Realities, GMAX 2020
Country/TerritoryColombia
CityVirtual, Barranquilla
Period17/09/2018/09/20

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