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A Study on XR Handball Sports for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

  • Journal of The Korea Society of Computer and Information
  • Abbr : JKSCI
  • 2024, 29(6), pp.31-38
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Computer And Information
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science
  • Received : May 27, 2024
  • Accepted : June 20, 2024
  • Published : June 28, 2024

Lee Byong Kwon 1 Sang-Hwa Lee 1

1서원대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study proposes a novel approach to enhancing the social inclusion and participation of individuals with developmental disabilities. Utilizing cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) technology, we designed and developed a metaverse simulator that enables individuals with developmental disabilities to safely and conveniently experience indoor handicapped handball sports. This simulator provides an environment where individuals with disabilities can experience and practice handball matches. For the modeling and animation of handball players, we employed advanced modeling and motion capture technologies to accurately replicate the movements required in handball matches. Additionally, we ported various training programs, including basic drills, penalty throws, and target games, onto XR (Extended Reality) devices. Through this research, we have explored the development of immersive assistive tools that enable individuals with developmental disabilities to more easily participate in activities that may be challenging in real-life scenarios. This is anticipated to broaden the scope of social participation for individuals with developmental disabilities and enhance their overall quality of life.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.