SoundTag: RFID based wearable computer play tool for children

Ryoko Ueoka, Hiroki Kobayashi, Michitaka Hirose

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Outdoor play is an important activity in young children's lives which should be encouraged. Cultural and social demographic data inform of decreasing numbers of children and shortage of playgrounds around urban areas. Technological advancements such as television and computer games have influenced children's recreational activities so that they prefer to play indoors rather than outdoors. In order to motivate children to play outside we propose technologically supported play tool titled 'SoundTag'. This is a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) based wearable system that uses sound interaction. We deployed two types of SoundTag system. The first one is the interactive wearable system with sound feedback. And the second one is interactive sound feedback with sound recording system. In this paper, we detail the concept of the system and related design theory. A pilot experiment with the first SoundTag system is reported where we observed the system in use. And followed by the observation of the experiment, the second SoundTag system is deployed and the preliminary experiment is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions on Edutainment III
EditorsZhigeng Pan, Adrian David Cheok, Wolfgang Muller
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5940 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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