A Touch-based Configurable Gamepad for Gamers with Physical Disabilities

Davide Gadia, Marco Granato, Dario Maggiorini, Matteo Marras, Laura Anna Ripamonti

Abstract

In modern videogames, interfaces and interaction design play a major role in user experience. As of today, in-game interaction is mainly performed through industry-standard devices. These devices can be either general purpose (e.g., mouse and keyboard) or specific for gaming (e.g., a gamepad). However, gaming interaction devices are not usually designed for people with physical disabilities. In this paper, we first explore issues related to the use of standard gaming devices from gamers with physical disabilities and then we propose a solution by means of an innovative game controller device. This game controller is build using a touch screen interface. The touch screen interface can be configured based on the user needs and will be accessible by gamers which are missing fingers or are lacking control in hands movement.

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in Harvard Style

Gadia D., Granato M., Maggiorini D., Marras M. and Ripamonti L. (2017). A Touch-based Configurable Gamepad for Gamers with Physical Disabilities.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications - Volume 1: CHIRA, ISBN 978-989-758-267-7, pages 67-74. DOI: 10.5220/0006508800670074


in Bibtex Style

@conference{chira17,
author={Davide Gadia and Marco Granato and Dario Maggiorini and Matteo Marras and Laura Anna Ripamonti},
title={A Touch-based Configurable Gamepad for Gamers with Physical Disabilities},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications - Volume 1: CHIRA,},
year={2017},
pages={67-74},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006508800670074},
isbn={978-989-758-267-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications - Volume 1: CHIRA,
TI - A Touch-based Configurable Gamepad for Gamers with Physical Disabilities
SN - 978-989-758-267-7
AU - Gadia D.
AU - Granato M.
AU - Maggiorini D.
AU - Marras M.
AU - Ripamonti L.
PY - 2017
SP - 67
EP - 74
DO - 10.5220/0006508800670074