Artificial Drawing + Unity
Alejandro Lopez Rincon: Artificial Drawing + Unity. In: Generative Art 2014.
Art therapy has been proven to improve the quality of life in cases at nursing homes and suffering from dementia. It allows to improve the capacity of the senses and improves the independence of the patients . Better still, in the absence of a cure in the foreseeable future for dementia patients, art therapy has been proven to be a tool to evaluate and improve communication with the patients . For example, in [3,4] the authors made an application to use mandala drawings as a tool to measure the severity of psychological disorder. Art therapy has been proven useful for patients suffering from Alzheimer disease. Improving the mood of both patients and caregivers . There are several associations working along the subject, in France ARTZ.
Using the available web resources, such as WebGL and cloud resources we want to create a web-based service capable of giving interactivity and functioning for art therapy. To achieve this goal we want to make an interactive interface where the subject can "play" with a series of video sequences as an interactive movie. The particles are moved by the subject at will. Similar interfaces exist for children with motor and mental disadvantages as the ones sold by AZ toyz.
This application was created from the idea of trying to imitate how human beings draw . The basic idea is we take a video sequence, separate the frames (into images) and then, convert each frame into particles that can be manipulated. The particles are actually lines with an initial point, and ending point arranged to give the impression of reproducing the original image. Similar work can be seen in the project ArtiE-Fract[9,10].
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