Centre d’innovació i Tecnologia BARCELONATECH

Integragame: a Serious Game for work training designed for people with mental disabilities

The Computer Graphics area of the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB UPC) has developed a Serious Game to train people with intellectual disability (ID), in order to help them to enter a real work environment. Through virtual training in a realistic 3D environment, the user learns in a personalized, safe way to carry out cleaning tasks in the hotel and catering trade by memorizing protocols or training on how to respond in unforeseen situations. The game strengthens social skills, and is user-friendly. It also helps raise businesspeople’s awareness about hiring people with intellectual disabilities. The project, called Integragame, began in 2014 and has been funded by Indra and the Fundación Adecco.