Music and Motion-Detection: A Game Prototype for Rehabilitation and Strengthening in the Elderly

TitleMusic and Motion-Detection: A Game Prototype for Rehabilitation and Strengthening in the Elderly
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2017
AuthorsAgres K, Herremans D
Conference NameIEEE International Conference on Orange Technologies (ICOT 2017)
Date Published12/2017
PublisherIEEE
Keywordsgaming, motion detection, motion-capture, music, physical therapy, preventive medicine, rehabilitation
Abstract

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.