PENguin – Training of graphomotor skills via gamification application

In recent years it was observed that fine motor, graphomotor and writing motor skills of pre-school and elementary school children have continuously decreased. Studies shows a 90% deterioration of fine motor and graphomotor skills of pre-school and elementary school children in recent years (STEP Studie, 2019).

While most gamification applications which aim to improve fine motor skills, are used in rehabilitation, it can be said that pre-school and elementary school children in particular do not have sufficient alternatives to conventional skill training work sheet exercises. Therefore, the gamification application PENguin will be developed for pre-school and elementary school children. It combines state of the art pen handling training exercises with gamification to train hand dexterity and graphomotor skills.

This project aims to develop a gamification application, which should be affordable for nearly everyone and combine it with a state of art pen handling training exercises to train graphomotor and writing motor skills. In this way, primary school and elementary school children could improve their graphomotor skills and avoid adverse effects like learning disabilities, postural problems or chronic headaches.

A project at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences Master Program Digitale Healthcare
Project Coach: Dipl.-Sporting. Dr. Mario Heller