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Usage of VR Headsets for Rehabilitation Exergames
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications
Information
Abstract
The work presented here is part of a large project aimed at finding new ways to tackle exergames used for physical rehabilitation. The preferred user group consists of physically impaired who normally cannot use commercially available games; our approach wants to fill a niche and allow them to get the same playing experience like healthy. Four exercises were implemented with the Blender Game engine and connected to a motion capture device (Kinect) via a modular middleware. The games incorporate special features that enhance weak user movements, such that the avatar reacts in the same way as for persons without physical restrictions. Additionally, virtual reality glasses have been integrated to achieve a more immersive feeling during play. In this work, we compare the results of preliminary user tests, performed with and without VR glasses. Test outcomes are good for motion amplification in some of the games but do not present generally better results when using the VR glasses.
International
Si
Congress
5th International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering.
960
Place
Granada (España)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-3-319-56154-7
10.1007/978-3-319-56154-7_39
Start Date
26/04/2017
End Date
28/04/2017
From page
434
To page
442
Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering. Vol. 10209. Springer International Publishing
Participants
  • Autor: Martina Eckert (UPM)
  • Autor: José Zarco (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Manuel Meneses Chaus (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Fernan Martinez Ortega (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Redes y Servicios de Próxima Generación (GRyS)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación en Tecnologías del Software y Sistemas Multimedia para la Sostenibilidad (CITSEM)
  • Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Diseño Electrónico y Microelectrónico
  • Grupo de Investigación: Aplicaciones Multimedia y Acústica
  • Departamento: Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones (Provisional)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica
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