Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment. Third International Conference, INTETAIN 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 22-24, 2009. Proceedings

Research Article

Big Fat Wand: A Pointing Device for Open Space Edutainment

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-02315-6_26,
        author={Toru Takahashi and Miki Namatame and Fusako Kusunoki and Takao Terano},
        title={Big Fat Wand: A Pointing Device for Open Space Edutainment},
        proceedings={Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment. Third International Conference, INTETAIN 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 22-24, 2009. Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={INTETAIN},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Laser Show Device Edutainment in an Open Space Education for Hearing-Impaired Students Interactive Sessions},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-02315-6_26}
    }
    
  • Toru Takahashi
    Miki Namatame
    Fusako Kusunoki
    Takao Terano
    Year: 2012
    Big Fat Wand: A Pointing Device for Open Space Edutainment
    INTETAIN
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02315-6_26
Toru Takahashi1,*, Miki Namatame2,*, Fusako Kusunoki3,*, Takao Terano1,*
  • 1: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagatuda, Midori-ku
  • 2: Tsukuba Institute of Technology
  • 3: Tama Art Univeristy, Hachioji
*Contact email: toru@trn.dis.titech.ac.jp, miki@a.tsukuba-tech.ac.jp, kusunoki@tamabi.ac.jp, terano@trn.dis.titech.ac.jp

Abstract

This paper presents principles, functions, and experiments of a new edutainment tool: Big Fat Wand (BFW). BFW is developed from a conventional laser show device, however, it is modified to a small enough one to be used at an open apace. BFW is connected to a laptop PC, which provides character, symbol images, and/or animations. From experimental results, we conclude that BFW is a good gear for a facilitator to educate and educate hearing-impaired students.