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Creating wheelchair-controlled video games: challenges and opportunities when involving young people with mobility impairments and game design experts

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Creating wheelchair-controlled video games: challenges and opportunities when involving young people with mobility impairments and game design experts. / Gerling, Kathrin; Linehan, Conor; Kirman, Ben; Kalyn, Michael; Evans, Adam; Hicks, Kieran.

In: International journal of human-Computer studies, Vol. 94, 10.2016, p. 64-73.

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Gerling, K, Linehan, C, Kirman, B, Kalyn, M, Evans, A & Hicks, K 2016, 'Creating wheelchair-controlled video games: challenges and opportunities when involving young people with mobility impairments and game design experts', International journal of human-Computer studies, vol. 94, pp. 64-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2015.08.009

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Gerling, K., Linehan, C., Kirman, B., Kalyn, M., Evans, A., & Hicks, K. (2016). Creating wheelchair-controlled video games: challenges and opportunities when involving young people with mobility impairments and game design experts. International journal of human-Computer studies, 94, 64-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2015.08.009

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Gerling K, Linehan C, Kirman B, Kalyn M, Evans A, Hicks K. Creating wheelchair-controlled video games: challenges and opportunities when involving young people with mobility impairments and game design experts. International journal of human-Computer studies. 2016 Oct;94:64-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2015.08.009

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Gerling, Kathrin ; Linehan, Conor ; Kirman, Ben ; Kalyn, Michael ; Evans, Adam ; Hicks, Kieran. / Creating wheelchair-controlled video games: challenges and opportunities when involving young people with mobility impairments and game design experts. In: International journal of human-Computer studies. 2016 ; Vol. 94. pp. 64-73.

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