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Gamification of stroke rehabilitation exercises using a smartphone

 
: Ferreira, Carlos; Guimaraes, Vania; Santos, António; Sousa, Ines

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Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering -ICST-, Brussels; Association for Computing Machinery -ACM-:
PervasiveHealth 2014, 8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare. Proceedings : Workshop on REHAB 2014, May 20–23, 2014, Oldenburg, Germany
Brüssel: ICST, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-63190-011-2
S.282-285
International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth) <8, 2014, Oldenburg>
Workshop on ICTs for improving Patients Rehabilitation Research Techniques (REHAB) <2, 2014, Oldenburg>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer AICOS ()
stroke rehabilitation; virtual reality; android; inertial sensor; bluetooth

Abstract
Stroke is a disabling disease that requires extensive work of rehabilitation to improve the quality of life of patients. In order to increase the compliance and motivation of the patients, stroke rehabilitation exercises have been developed in a game-like structure using a smartphone. These games were designed to promote and evaluate different movements of the upper limbs and their level of difficulty is adaptable to each patient's impairment level. The feasibility of the use of smartphone built-in inertial sensors to monitor the execution of stroke rehabilitation exercises has been assessed. The accuracy of the angles measured decreased along time and for higher angles, nevertheless the differences between real and measured angles are within acceptable limits. The usability tests in a post-stroke patient case demonstrate the applicability and motivational potential of the developed games. Gamification of stroke rehabilitation exercises using a smartphone is feasible and may be valuable for stroke rehabilitation.

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