Pascal Landry

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Childhood health issues related to sedentary behavior have risen dramatically over the last 20 years. One of the key factors in this rise is that children are increasingly spending more time on sedentary leisure activities such as game consoles and the Internet. Research turned to interactive exertion interfaces, or exergames, to try to compensate for the(More)
In this paper we describe a work in progress of a mixed-reality framework based on tangible interface applied to a video game designed for children. This video game, called PIPLEX, lays on the ability of the users to solve a puzzle through modelling malleable materials (namely plasticine and cardboard). We explain the implementation of PIPLEX, its(More)
A rich variety of videogames promoting physical activity has followed the emergence of new full-body interfaces. Known as exergames, these active videogames are often presented in the market as a ludic substitute to traditional sport. Although they present the benefit of being engaging, to date, the content and modality of interaction of these games cannot(More)
We propose an adaptation of Participatory Design (PD) specifically conceived for full-body interaction design addressing the specificities that this entails. The idea is to include the preferences and points of view of children in the process of designing <i>exergames</i> allowing them to: (a) design activities that foster sufficient physical activity and a(More)
We present the empirical validation of a system that controls the amount of physical activity that children do while playing in a specific exertion interface called the Interactive Slide. The control of the amount of physical activity is done through a newly defined system variable we call the Interaction Tempo. Moreover, the detection of this physical(More)
Hijacking, crime, aggression and theaft when people travel abroad are regularly reported by the media. This increases travellers' fears. As there is little research that quantifies risks, subjectivity and preconceived ideas prevail. A survey done among travellers in Geneva, Lausanne and Lyon showed that the risk of incidents was lower in countries located(More)
Meningoccocal meningitis is still a severe disease. In Switzerland the predominant serotypes are serotype B and C, but this could change as other groups predominate elsewhere. The indications for immunizing against meningococcal infections as described in the Swiss recommendations will be reviewed. New quadrivalent vaccines conjugated with a protein and(More)
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