UPDATES: Game1:

  • switched the position of the rocket on top of the nose for users to figure out controls faster
  • added a yellow alert that warns the users of incoming asteroids
  • added collision mechanic with negative feedback when hitting the asteroids

Game2:

  • switched the position of the rocket on top of the nose for users to figure out controls faster
  • added a yellow alert that warns the users of incoming asteroids
  • added collision mechanic with negative feedback when hitting the asteroids

  • SKIP to 1:26 in the video to see the updates

7 out of 10 people will experience neck aches at some point in their lives, according to a special health report prepared by Harvard Medical School in 2016. It is called the “text neck syndrome” and, according to an international study conducted by researchers from Khon Kaen University from Thailand, a large majority of the 3.3 billion smartphone users in the world are putting their necks at risk every time they use their mobile phones.

“Text neck syndrome” compresses and tightens the muscle, tendon, and ligament structures in front of the neck while lengthening the muscles, tendon and ligament structures behind the neck. “The human head weighs 10 pounds. For every inch your head is tilted forward, the weight your neck has to carry doubles”, explains Dr. Ciara Cappo, chiropractor at Cappo Chiropractic & Sports Therapy, according to healthline.com.

Considering this, and all the postural problems caused by smartphone usage and experienced by all of us, we decided to look for a solution inside the problem: what if we could improve text neck problems generated by smartphones with a… smartphone game?

We chose one of the most used social networks in the world, Instagram, and one of its trending features: the filters. Using AR we designed a multi-level game in which every neck movements done right help users pass a level and also improve their posture and decrease the risk of suffering of musculoskeletal disorders.

Types of neck movements the AR game uses: chin tucks, side bending, nose spiral.

Built With

  • sparkar
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