Kinect Unity game to help reduce impact of dyslexia
- Posted: May 30, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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Monster Mixer is a game made by students from the 2nd semester of Medialogy, Aalborg University.
TARGET GROUP: Danish kids age 6-8
PROBLEM STATEMENT: How can Kinect be used in order to create a game that reduces the impact of dyslexia by training phonological awareness?
Monster Mixer is a Kinect game developed using Unity game engine. Its purpose is to raise children's phonological awareness and thereby preventing dyslexia that they might develop in the future.
The game uses monsters and nonsense words to train phonological awareness. It requires gestures to catch monsters. The goal is to combine the right monsters into a new monster/sound. Nonsense words are used to make it impossible for the kids to just recognize already-known words.
We used the Zigfu Unity wrapper to make Kinect work with the Unity engine.