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This study compares the effect of using tangible robots to using visual representations for introducing seventh graders (12 to 13 year old) to computer programming. The impact was measured on learning outcome, self-efficacy, class feedback and attitudes towards STEM (science, technology, engeneering and mathematics) topics. Results show that using robots to(More)
Demographic change and the aging population push health and welfare system to its limits. Increased physical fitness and increased awareness for health issues will help elderly to live independently for longer and will thereby reduce the costs in the health care system. Ex-ergames seem to be a promising solution for promoting physical fitness. Still, there(More)
Programmable robots like Lego Mindstorms have proven to be an effective mediator to teach computer programming to school children. Therefore several projects that aim at increasing the interest in computer programming and computer science in general use robots as a cornerstone in their course concepts. Handing out robotic kits to the school students who(More)
When thinking of textile interfaces, these are often imagined as being integrated into clothing. While this is the most prominent use of fabric, we present a standalone interface that builds on the natural set of interactions a piece of fabric affords, and that is feasible for industrial production. By integrating stitched patterns made of conductive thread(More)