sg 14(2): e6

Research Article

Motion sensor technologies in education

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/sg.1.2.e6,
        author={T.  Bratitsis and M. Kandroudi},
        title={Motion sensor technologies in education},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Serious Games},
        keywords={Kinect, Wii, PlayStation, Games Based Learning, Special Needs Education, categorization},
  • T. Bratitsis
    M. Kandroudi
    Year: 2014
    Motion sensor technologies in education
    DOI: 10.4108/sg.1.2.e6
T. Bratitsis1,*, M. Kandroudi1
  • 1: University of Western Macedonia, 3rd km National Road Florinas Nikis, Florina 53100, Greece
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This paper attempts to raise a discussion regarding motion sensor technologies, mainly seen as peripherals of contemporary video game consoles, by examining their exploitation within educational context. An overview of the existing literature is presented, while attempting to categorize the educational approaches which involve motion sensor technologies, in two parts. The first one concerns the education of people with special needs. The utilization of motion sensor technologies, incorporated by game consoles, in the education of such people is examined. The second one refers to various educational approaches in regular education, under which not so many research approaches, but many teaching ideas can be found. The aim of the paper is to serve as a reference point for every individual/group, willing to explore the Sensor-Based Games Based Learning (SBGBL) research area, by providing a complete and structured literature review.