Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

c2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: South Asia Satellite, GHTC-SAS 2013, Trivandrum, Kerala, p.90-95 (2013)

ISBN:

9781479910953

URL:

http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84889068648&partnerID=40&md5=b5de4d0a0a7e5d3700d06030c211ed2d

Keywords:

Control parameters, Developing nations, games, Medical computing, Motion tracking, Motion tracking technology, Patient rehabilitation, Patient treatment, Physical therapy, Software toolkits, Technology, Tracking (position), Video game, Virtual reality

Abstract:

This paper proposes a software toolkit that Physiotherapists can use to integrate physical therapy exercises with a variety of video games. The toolkit will support a variety of motion tracking technologies and the data from these sensors will help the therapist monitor the performance of the patients and control parameters to advance the therapy appropriately. This technique will be especially useful for disabled patients in developing nations with little access to quality rehabilitation facilities but where computers and mobile phones have penetrated extensively. Using popular games for therapy helps the patient become motivated enough to perform therapy exercise steps repeatedly. © 2013 IEEE.

Notes:

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Cite this Research Publication

R. Unnikrishnan, Moawad, K., and Bhavani, R. R., “A physiotherapy toolkit using video games and motion tracking technologies”, in c2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: South Asia Satellite, GHTC-SAS 2013, Trivandrum, Kerala, 2013, pp. 90-95.