Eelke Folmer

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Over the last three decades, video games have evolved from a pastime into a force of change that is transforming the way people perceive, learn about, and interact with the world around them. In addition to entertainment, games are increasingly used for other purposes such as education or health. Despite this increased interest, a significant number of(More)
Eelke Folmer, Jilles van Gurp, Jan Bosch Department of Mathematics and Computing Science University of Groningen, PO Box 800, 9700 AV, the Netherlands mail@eelke.com, jgurp@xs4all.nl, Jan.Bosch@cs.rug.nl http://www.rug.nl/informatica/search Abstract Usability is increasingly recognized as an essential factor that determines the success of software systems.(More)
Adding usability improving solutions during late stage development is to some extent restricted by the software architecture. However, few software engineers and human–computer interaction engineers are aware of this important constraint and as a result avoidable rework is frequently necessary. In this paper we present a new type of pattern called a(More)
Lack of physical activity is a serious health concern for individuals who are visually impaired as they have fewer opportunities and incentives to engage in physical activities that provide the amounts and kinds of stimulation sufficient to maintain adequate fitness and to support a healthy standard of living. Exergames are video games that use physical(More)
Lack of sight forms a significant barrier to participate in physical activity. Consequently, individuals with visual impairments are at greater risk for developing serious health problems, such as obesity. Exergames are video games that provide physical exercise. For individuals with visual impairments, exergames have the potential to reduce health(More)
Whereas outdoor navigation systems typically rely upon GPS, indoor systems have to rely upon different techniques for localizing the user, as GPS signals cannot be received indoors. Over the past decade various indoor navigation systems have been developed. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of existing indoor navigation systems and analyzes the(More)