Rhythmic Entrainment for Hand Rehabilitation Using the Leap Motion Controller

TitleRhythmic Entrainment for Hand Rehabilitation Using the Leap Motion Controller
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2018
AuthorsBeveridge S., Cano E., Agres K.
Conference NameProceedings of The 19th International Society of Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) Conference
Date Published09/2018
Conference LocationParis, France.
KeywordsLeap Motion, Motor Rehabilitation, music, Music Therapy, Rhythmic Entrainment
Abstract

Millions of individuals around the world suffer from motor impairment or disability, yet effective, engaging, and cost-effective therapeutic solutions are still lacking. In this work, we propose a game for hand rehabilitation that leverages the therapeutic aspects of music for motor rehabilitation, incorporates the power of gamification to improve adherence to medical treatment, and uses the versatility of devices such as the Leap Motion Controller to track users' movements. The main characteristics of the game as well as future research directions are outlined.