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Serious Games for Rehabilitation: Rannan Games as an Example
Presenter: Mrs. Najwa Al-Ghamdi
Project Supervised by: Dr. Yousef Alohali
Rannan Team: Ms.Abeer AlNafjan (system & graphic designer), Ms. Marwa Khan & Ms.Afnan AlOmar (SW developer), Ms.Reema AlGhofaily (Graphic Designer)
Abstract: Serious Games are growing into a significant area spurred by the growth in the use of video games and of new methods for their development. The design of computer games can offer valuable contributions to develop effective games in the rehabilitation area. This seminar presents fundamental concepts relating to Serious Games, followed by a description of serious games incorporated in the Aural Rehabilitation interactive system, Rannan, as a case study.

Speaker Bio: Mrs. Najwa Al-Ghamdi is a Lecturer in the Information Technology Department in the College of Computer and Information Sciences (CCIS) in KSU. Her MSc project involved the design and development of Rannan, an aural rehabilitation program designed for children with Cochlear Implants under the supervision of Dr. Yousef Al-Ohali. Rannan was further developed in the past year with several publications and media coverage in local, regional and international domains.

Date: September 17, 2012

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location: Room 17, Building 20, Malaz Campus