ZOOTOPIA: A tangible and accessible zoo for hospitalized children

Shinsuke Akabane, Johnson Leu, Ruri Araki, Jae Won Choi, Emily Chang, Saori Nakayama, Hayato Shibahara, Madoka Terasaki, Susumu Furukawa, Masa Inakage

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"ZOOTOPIA" is a tangible interactive toy set designed for hospitalized children to see animals in live streaming videos through playing. The system uses RFID reader and tag embedded toy figure and map to initiate different contents for display The objective of the project is to provide a simple interface for young children to connect with the outside world and encourage communications with others during game play in order to reduce social and emotional difficulties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2010 Posters, SA'10
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
EventACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2010 Posters, SA'10 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2010 Dec 152010 Dec 18

Publication series

NameACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2010 Posters, SA'10


OtherACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2010 Posters, SA'10
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Children
  • Interaction design
  • Tangible Interfaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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