Bus simulator in virtual reality for young adults with intellectual disabilities

Carrino, Francesco (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Cherix, Robin (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Omar, Abou Khaled (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Mugellini, Elena (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Wunderle, Dominique (Haute école de travail social HETS Fribourg, HES-SO)

Virtual Reality (VR) can be used to simulate training scenarios that may be too dangerous or too expensive to be recreated in real life. Currently, people with intellectual disability (ID) train complex everyday situations in the real world under the strict supervision of one (or more) accompanying person until they become autonomous. However, these real-life simulations present risks, can be complicated to set up, and mobilizing the involved people requires time and money. This paper presents a VR simulator conceived with the help of social educators and intended for teenagers and young adults with a light or moderate ID. The simulation enables the users to train different conditions in the scenario of a public transport bus in an urban area.


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Conference Type:
short paper
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
Travail social
School:
HEIA-FR
HETS-FR
Institute:
HumanTech - Technology for Human Wellbeing Institute
Publisher:
Delémont, HE-Arc, HES-SO
Date:
2019-07
Delémont
HE-Arc, HES-SO
Pagination:
4 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of the 4th Gamification & Serious Games Symposium (GSGS 19)
Numeration (vol. no.):
no.2 , pp. 9-12
ISBN:
978-2-940387-24-3
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