Playware ABC 2: a Disruptive Technology for Global Development

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The Playware ABC concept is used to create solutions that are usable by all kinds of users and contexts in our globalized society. In this paper, the Playware ABC can be exemplified with the development of the modular interactive tiles for health prevention and rehabilitation of anybody, anywhere, anytime. The paper gives examples of how playware becomes a disruptive technology for global development, for instance in the health sector. For instance, in Tanzania doctors and community-based rehabilitation workers are constructing and combining modular playware tiles to easily create the right kind of intervention for their patients in both urban and deep rural areas in Tanzania.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Robotics Networks and Artificial Life
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)287-290
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2016 International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics - Ginowan, Japan
Duration: 29 Jan 201631 Jan 2016


Conference2016 International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics

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  • Playware
  • User-friendly
  • Modularity
  • Development
  • Playful robotics and intelligent systems

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