Patrizia Marti

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Active Surfaces


The Project

Position aware floating tiles able to communicate with each other in the water. Each tile is a resource constrained embedded system that communicates with the others via the six sides using only a low bandwidth short-range infrared link. The output is a set of light emitting diodes which provide feedback during the game and reward at the game completion. They are used in the swimming pool to combine physical and cognitive rehabilitation activities. Children have to assemble the tiles into meaningful configurations like forming words out of letters (scrabble game), or putting in a sequence tiles with images of increasing size, or matching colours (sequence game).

Partners

University of Siena

The Disable Children Parents’ Association, Siena.

“D.Chiossone” Institute, Genova.

 

Sponsored by

Palcom project www.ist-palcom.org EU 6th FP-IST Information society technologies

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