NUI Therapeutic Serious Games with Metric Validation based on Wearable Devices
Dias Pereira, J. M.
NUI Therapeutic Serious Games with Metric Validation based on Wearable Devices, Proc IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference I2MTC, Taipei, Taiwan, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6, May, 2016.
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The physical rehabilitation community has been
demonstrating serious interest for therapeutic serious games
(theragames). The paper presents a framework for theragames
enriched by a natural user interface (NUI) and materialized by
Kinect. A set of 3D virtual reality (VR) scenarios motivate
patients to perform upper limb rehabilitation and provide armmotion
metrics in an unobtrusive way. The measurements are
verified using a set of wearable inertial measurement units (IMU)
attached to the upper limbs. The framework is planned to be
included as part of a remote physiotherapy service that may
improve the physical rehabilitation process. Experimental results
and appropriate data processing is included in the paper.