Motion-based adaptable playful learning experiences for children with motor and intellectual disabilities (M4All) is the title of a EU funded project carried out by six organisations (project partners), each coming from a different EU country. Most of the partners are research centres at European universities, one is a rehabilitation and education centre and one is a European association. Through their research these partners have worked together to create a series of fun games to help children with motor and intellectual disablities learn, move and play!
M4ALL educational games can be used with the affordable and widespread interactive Kinect technology. The games offer customisation capabilities to enable therapists, teachers and parents adapt the gaming experience to the individual requirements of each child. All the games can be accessed and downloaded from the Online community ( reigstration is obligatory).
The learning effectiveness of M4ALL games will be evaluated in educational institutions or therapeutic centers through a set of pilot studies in different countries that are currently under way. In addition, M4ALL will provide a conceptual framework to help designers and developers who build motion/game-based applications for children with disabilities. The project will also provide a pedagogical model that identifies the principles for exploiting bodily interaction and gaming activities in special education. If you want to be involved or simply learn more about the project please contact Project Manager Ms. Franca Garzotto (franca.garzotto ( at ) polimi.it)
With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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