An augmented interactive table supporting preschool children development through playing

15 Zidianakis, E., Antona, M., Paparoulis, G., & Stephanidis, C. In the Proceedings of the 2012 AHFE International Conference (4th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics), San Francisco, California, USA, 21-25 July (pp. 744-753). [CD-ROM]. USA Publishing (ISBN: 978-0-9796435-5-2). 2012 This paper discusses the opportunities and challenges of Ambient Intelligence (AmI) technologies in the context of child development, and presents the methodology and preliminary results of the development of an augmented interactive table which offers to preschool children various AmI educative and entertaining applications. The overall objective of this work is to assess how AmI technologies can contribute to the enhancement of children’s skills and abilities through common play activities during the various stages of their growth and development.

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