Surfing with a Balance Board

Christian Rebsdorf, Julien Marechal, Hans Victor Munck-Vesth & Alexis Nguyen

Student thesis: Termpaper


This is a paper that details the issues and problems of the process of implementing a surfing experience simulation – a surfing game. The central issue is using a person’s sense of balance as the primary interface controller for a game: this paper details the process the project went through in implementing such an interface, as well as a few games which use it, included for demonstration purposes. The motivation for creating this game came from a discussion of how to integrate an active element of sense of balance into a game interface. This paper also briefly discusses the human-computer interaction (HCI) issues of new interfaces, focused on the recent shift in electronic trends away from the “classical” WIMP (windows, icons, menus and pointing device) design, toward forms of HCI which emulate more closely the natural relationship between a human body and its surroundings.

EducationsComputer Science, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Undergraduate or graduate
Publication date18 Dec 2012
SupervisorsMads Hobye


  • 3D
  • Game
  • Balance
  • Interface