The EQUIS Lab performs research in the design and development of next-generation digital games. Our current focus areas are exergames - games that combine entertainment with physical activity, and educational games using augmented reality to bring history to life in the classroom.
We have developed the Liberi game that brings physical activity and social connection to children with cerebral palsy. We have investigated how to encourage players to increase their exertion through heart rate power-ups and how to avoid over-exertion through nudges. We have developed a toolkit allowing conversion of off-the-shelf games such as Skyrim and Half-Life 2 into exergames. Partial Automation is a technique where an AI partner makes inaccessible parts of games playable by persons with motor disabiltiies.
Members of the lab include PhD and MSc students, as well as summer and undergraduate part-time students.