Music and Motion-Detection: A Game Prototype for Rehabilitation and Strengthening in the Elderly
|Title||Music and Motion-Detection: A Game Prototype for Rehabilitation and Strengthening in the Elderly|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Conference||2017|
|Authors||Agres K, Herremans D|
|Conference Name||IEEE International Conference on Orange Technologies (ICOT 2017)|
|Keywords||gaming, motion detection, motion-capture, music, physical therapy, preventive medicine, rehabilitation|
Traditional physical therapy methods require significant time from trained medical staff, which is costly for clinics and hospitals, and often leave patients bored and unmotivated to complete their exercises. We offer a prototype for a motion- detection and music game to inspire greater engagement and adherence from patients undergoing physical therapy exercises for rehabilitation or strengthening. The game is customizable based on the patient’s needs, dynamically reacts to the patient’s performance in real-time, and may be used with or without the guidance of a medical professional.