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Distributed hide-and-seek

F Vetere, M Nolan, RA Raman

ACM International Conference Proceeding Series | Published : 2006

Abstract

Grandchildren and grandparents are often separated by distance. The decline of the extended family, the pursuit of careers, global migration, divorce and family disputes can contribute to grandchildren growing up without much contact with their grandparents. Technological advances can provide new and creative ways to bring separated grandparent and grandchildren closer. This paper reports on a technological prototype based on the traditional game of hide-and-seek that seeks to re-connect intergenerational relatives. The prototype exploits Bluetooth technologies to sense location and create a distributed hide-and-seek experience. Copyright the author(s) and CHISIG.

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