Events

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February 2016

Mixed Reality Gaming
with Older Powered Chair Users

Multiple dates throughout February

Older adults who use powered chairs (electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters) plus a friend or family member (18+) are invited to participate in a mixed reality game study at the University of Torotno.

See the blog post for more information.

April-May 2015

Game Usability Study
with Older Powered Chair Users

Multiple dates throughout April and May 2015

Calling for participants to evaluate a game prototype designed with and for older powered chair users. Must bring along a friend or family member.

See the blog post for more information.

July 2014

Focus Groups with Older Powered Chair Users

Wednesday July 26, 2014 at 2pm or 6pm; or Saturday July 26th at 1pm

Participants are needed for a study about older adults’ perceptions of and experiences with powered mobility, communication technologies (such as the Internet, smartphones and tablets) and social entertainment (such as social events and digital games).

See the blog post for more information.

November 2013

Toronto Accessibility Camp

Saturday November 16, 2013 during lunch

We will be playing a multi-player interactive and mixed reality game for mobility scooters and power wheelchair (scooter/wheelchair) users and their friends and families during lunchtime at the Toronto Acessibility Camp.

See the event website for more information.

October 2013

Mixed Reality Mobility Game

Saturday October 5, 2013, 4:30-7:00

We will be playing a multi-player interactive and mixed reality game for mobility scooters and power wheelchair (scooter/wheelchair) users and their friends and families at Joel Weeks Park.

See the recruitment and game instruction blog posts for more information.

September 2013

Mixed Reality Mobility Game

Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:30-7:00

We will be playing a multi-player interactive and mixed reality game for mobility scooters and power wheelchair (scooter/wheelchair) users and their friends and families. Your participation in the mixed reality capture the flag game will contribute to a better understanding of how scooter/wheelchairs can be integrated with a mobile touchscreen technology for the purpose of entertainment and social play.

See the recruitment and game instruction blog posts for more information.

June 2013

IdeaJAM

June 26, 2013, 11:00-1:00

Met with scooter and power wheelchair members of the Variety Village to discuss their experiences with gaming and their mobility devices.

May 2013

IdeaJAM

May 6, 2013 @ 10:30 am

Met with scooter and power wheelchair members of the Variety Village to discuss their experiences with gaming and their mobility devices.

IdeaJAM

May 3, 2013, 11:00-13:00

Met with scooter and power wheelchair users at Ryerson University to discuss their experiences with gaming and their mobility devices.

April 2013

IdeaJAM

April 13, 2013 @ 3:30 -5:30pm

Met with power wheelchair members of the Toronto Power Wheelchair Hockey League to discuss their experiences with gaming and their mobility devices.

Find out the full details here.

IdeaJAM

April 8, 2013 @ 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Met with scooter and power wheelchair members of the Variety Village to discuss their experiences with gaming and their mobility devices.

In particular the purpose of the study is to gather:

  1. Ideas about playing virtual games from adults using mobility devices (such as scooters and electric wheelchairs).
  2. Whether texting can be useful and enjoyable in game designs for adults with mobility devices.

Find out the full details here.

April 2012

IdeaJAM

April 11, 2012 @ 6 - 8pm

Met with game designers to discuss possible games for people with mobility devices.