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Bewegungserkennung via Webcam

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As you might already know from my “Making The Game” category I’m currently writing my Master’s thesis on natural user interfaces (NUI). This research area also includes the computer control via body movements and gestures, as they are already on the EyeToy or the Kinect.   Besides the mere paperwork I also develop a NUI program that is easy to operate without input devices like mouse and keyboard. So i played a little with the webcam framework in flash and programmed a small motion detection game I don’t want to hide from you.   The aim of the game to catch the falling diamonds with the hand in front of […]

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Braincademy 2010/2011

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Due to the rapid spread of smartphones in recent years many young users are used to control electrical devices via finger and the associated terminology is known. During winter semester 2010/2011 i had the idea for a learning game for Multi-Touch devices and developed a prototype of this edutainment application i named “Braincademy”. It was supposed to teach pupils on high school how the Bubble sort algorithm works.   Unlike the previous project (the math learning game), the focus here was on usability and the design.   Multi-Touch-Table – Braincademy   Besides the actual game, I also developed a small drawing application during this semester, which also can be operated […]

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Mathe-Lernspiel für Kinder 2009/2010

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During winter semester 2009/2010 I created a prototype of a children’s learning game in which pupils had to solve mathematical tasks by writing the answers down on the screen. The program was written in ActionScript 3 and Flash. The main task of this project war to recognize the handwritten answer and to compare it with the proper solution. The program was designed for pre- and primary school children to bring them closer to math. It was also supposed for demonstrational purposes during Open Day. The mascot “Lilo” (shown at the beginning of the video below) should encourage the children to keep on learning and playing.   Multi-Touch Mathe-Lernspiel für Kinder […]