Research Postdoc Fellow, Trinity College Dublin
Dr. Benoît Bossavit is a postdoc fellow at Trinity College Dublin within the Enterprise Ireland Career-FIT programme and mentored by Dr. Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez. Benoît passed his MSc in Computer Science at Bordeaux (France) where he specialized in Virtual Reality technology. He polished his technical skills working at the research institute INRIA for three years where he was involved in the development of three different research projects. Afterwards, Benoît did his PhD at the Public University of Navarre (Spain) where he sought how to design educational games to help and support children with Special Educational Needs by focusing on cognitive skills. Benoît’s interest has now shifted into motor skills. Indeed, the use of the body plays an integral part in the development process of children and the use of technology to support the early detection of potential developmental disabilities remains underexplored.
Motor-sense: Motion Detection Games to Support Early Functional Screening of Gross Motor Skills Development in Children
Motor development is the process by which children acquire movement patterns. Our research aims to develop a series of games that can screen children’s motions while playing, and monitor whether they complete the tasks within their developmental stage parameters. MotorSense will support parents, carers and health professionals in monitoring gross-motor development and aid in the early detection of potential issues.