“The Virtual Schoolyard” by Krösl, Schuster, Felnhofer, Rinnerthaler, Kothgassner, et al. …


    This work presents a virtual reality simulation for training different attentional abilities in children and adolescents. In an interdisciplinary project between psychology and computer science, we developed four mini-games that are used during therapy sessions to battle different aspects of attentional disorders. First experiments show that the immersive game-like application is well received by children. Our tool is also currently part of a treatment program in an ongoing clinical study.


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    This work was developed in cooperation with the game studio Black Cell4 and enabled by the Doctoral College Computational Design, GCD, TU Wien and the Competence Centre VRVis. VRVis is funded by BMVIT, BMWFW, Styria, SFG and Vienna Business Agency in the scope of COMET – Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies (854174) which is managed by FFG.