Engineering in Community Project: Interactive Games for Geylang East Home for the Aged (GEHA)
SEG students participated in a four-day Engineering in Community (EIC) project to design, test and implement interactive games for residents of the Geylang East Home for the Aged (GEHA).
The students discovered many of the residents facing various issues ranging from poor hand-eye coordination, failing eyesight, restricted muscular movement, and severe dementia. Taking these difficulties into account, the student leaders applied
their engineering knowledge to conceptualise and design four different game sets catered to the residents’ needs.
Despite some language barriers during the interaction session, the residents were able to understand the rules behind each game and had a fun afternoon playing the games.