Kingston Whig-Standard “Queen’s student’s online game taking off”

June 11th, 2014

The Kingston Whig-Standard features Dan Moran’s Flappy48, an online game that combines the popular 2048 and Flappy Bird. Dan Moran has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Computing (Hons.) from Queen’s University in Game Development. He works as a designer and programmer of the Liberi exergame here in the EQUIS lab.

Read the Whig-Standard article.

Science Rendezvous – Kingston 2014

June 11th, 2014

The K-Rock Centre hosted the May 2014 Science Rendezvous in Kingston, ON to over 3,700 families. Science Rendezvous is a free annual festival of scientific exploration where science is brought to the public through a day of activities and demonstrations. The EQUIS lab was well represented at the event with six volunteers, Christophe Bortolaso, Cheryl Savery, Mallory Ketcheson, Curtis Tremblay, Chad Richards, and Shelly Bursick, demonstrating the benefits of exercise video games. Below showcases two Equis lab volunteers at the event alongside some of the children playing Liberi games on the exercise gaming stations.

Exergame for Children with Cerebral Palsy

May 8th, 2014

NeuroDevNet recently released a video outlining some aspects of Liberi. This video includes an interview with Dr. Nicholas Graham, Holland Bloorview’s Dr. Darcy Fehlings, and some of the children who have had a chance to try Liberi. There is also some footage of Liberi in action and a brief overview of some of the research published by some of our lab members.

For more information on Liberi, click here.

To read the paper referenced in the video, click here.

Recruiting Children in Kingston, ages 9-12 for Exergaming Study

November 28th, 2013


Families are invited to participate in a study entitled “Exercise games and physical activity”. The study is being conducted by Dr. Nicholas Graham from the School of Computing at Queen’s University, Dr. Ryan Rhodes from the University of Victoria, and Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung from the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University.

Interactive exercise equipment is a new and exciting approach to increasing physical activity. We are currently seeking children to participate in a 6-week study that examines how well interactive video games motivate children to be physically active.

Participating families will be provided with a gamebike and exercise video games for 6 weeks!

For more information or to participate please contact:

  • E-mail: exergamingstudy@gmail.com
  • Phone: (613) 533-6000 ext 79310

SurfNet: MACS On Top video

October 23rd, 2013

SurfNet released a video highlighting “Model Assisted Creativity Sessions (MACS) – On Top: a collaborative multitouch diagramming editor”. The video covers the MACS On Top study which is described as a “surface-based tool that allows small groups of designers to collaboratively draw and edit diagrams, rapidly supporting creation and comparison of many design alternatives.”
Take a look at the video!

SurfNet: OrMiS Video

October 18th, 2013

SurfNet released a video highlighting OrMiS (Orchestrating Military Simulations). The video covers the OrMis study conducted through a collaboration of Bortolaso, C., Oskamp, M., Graham, T.C.N., and Brown, D., respectively.
Take a look at the video!

OrMiS: A Tabletop Interface for Simulation-Based Training from Christophe Bortolaso on Vimeo.

CTV News Video

October 11th, 2013


CTV news gave a report on exergaming and how it helps kids with cerebral palsy to get moving. The CP Fit ‘n’ Fun project, a collaboration between Nicholas Graham at Queen’s University and the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, are featured in the news report.

Watch the news report!

GRAND Video

October 9th, 2013

GRAND (Graphics, Animation and New Media) released a video highlighting several universities across Canada whose research focuses on incorporating digital media with education, entertainment, healthcare, the environment, simulation and public policy. Nicholas Graham’s work with gaming for fitness and tabletop based simulation at Queen’s University is featured in the video.

Take a look!

OrMiS in SurfNet Video

May 23rd, 2013

SurfNet just released a video showing recent projects involved in this network. Our work around simulation using a digital tabletop is featured.
Take a look !

OrMiS in the news

February 27th, 2013

Our recent participation to Thales Kingston opening has been featured in the February 25th edition of the Hill Times devoted to innovation. During this event, OrMiS, our collaborative tabletop military simulation tool have been demonstrated and presented to the Thales members and their guests.

Take a look at the article !