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Attack of the S. Mutans!: a stereoscopic-3D multiplayer direct-manipulation behavior-modification serious game for improving oral health in pre-teens
Author(s): Ari Hollander; Howard Rose; Joel Kollin; William Moss
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Paper Abstract

Attack! of the S. Mutans is a multi-player game designed to harness the immersion and appeal possible with wide-fieldof- view stereoscopic 3D to combat the tooth decay epidemic. Tooth decay is one of the leading causes of school absences and costs more than $100B annually in the U.S. In 2008 the authors received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to build a science museum exhibit that included a suite of serious games involving the behaviors and bacteria that cause cavities. The centerpiece is an adventure game where five simultaneous players use modified Wii controllers to battle biofilms and bacteria while immersed in environments generated within a 11-foot stereoscopic WUXGA display. The authors describe the system and interface used in this prototype application and some of the ways they attempted to use the power of immersion and the appeal of S3D revolution to change health attitudes and self-care habits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7863, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXII, 78630I (15 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.876759
Show Author Affiliations
Ari Hollander, Firsthand Technology Inc. (United States)
Howard Rose, Firsthand Technology Inc. (United States)
Joel Kollin, Firsthand Technology Inc. (United States)
William Moss, Firsthand Technology Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7863:
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXII
Andrew J. Woods; Nicolas S. Holliman; Neil A. Dodgson, Editor(s)

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