Making the Physical Therapy Entertaining

Tipo de publicación: Book Chapter

Publicado en: Ambient Intelligence for Health

Autores
  • Torres, Andrea
  • López, Gustavo
  • Guerrero, Luis
  • Bravo, José
  • Hervás, Ramón
  • Villarreal, Vladimir

Investigadores del CITIC asociados a la publicación
Andrea Torres Solórzano
Gustavo López Herrera
Luis Alberto Guerrero Blanco

Proyecto asociado a la publicación
Diseño y desarrollo de interfaces no tradicionales con fines educativos y terapéuticos

Palabras claves
  • Physical therapy
  • Videogames
  • Wearable medical devices
Resumen

In physical therapy, goniometers are used to measure limb movement during restoration exercises. These devices aren’t always readily available to therapists, and the exercises themselves are monotonous and offer little motivation for the patients. We have developed a low-cost device prototype we’ve tested in knee rehabilitation exercises, and developed a framework with which a mobile application can use gathered data from said device, such as is the case of an example game also addressed here, intended to increase patient motivation and commitment when exercising.

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Making the Physical Therapy Entertaining