Detecting and modelling child's play behaviour using sensor-embedded climbing playground equipment
by Hisakazu Ouchi; Yoshifumi Nishida; Ilwoong Kim; Mikiko Inoue; Yoichi Motomura; Hiroshi Mizoguchi
International Journal of Arts and Technology (IJART), Vol. 5, No. 2/3/4, 2012

Abstract: Many injuries during childhood are related to the use of playground equipment. Until recently, scientific data of how children actually use playground equipment were scarce. To design age-appropriate and safer playground equipment, it is essential that scientific data on children's interaction with this equipment be accumulated. We developed a rock-climbing wall equipped with force sensors to record the physical behaviour of children while on the wall, thus allowing measurement of these behaviours in a more natural environment. Around 50 force sensors installed in the developed rock-climbing wall are able to collect a large amount of data while children are playing with the equipment. The behaviour data of 623 children were recorded in the present study. Herein, we report on a child behaviour prediction model created from the collected data.

Online publication date: Thu, 27-Nov-2014

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