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MoKey - a versatile exergame creator for everyday usage
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications
Information
Abstract
Currently, virtual applications for physical exercises are highly appreciated as rehabilitation instruments. This article presents a middleware called "MoKey" (Motion Keyboard), which converts standard off-the-shelf software into exergames (exercise games). A configurable set of gestures, captured by a motion capture camera, is translated into the key strokes required by the chosen software. The present study assesses the tool regarding usability and viability on a heterogeneous group of 11 participants, aged 5 to 51, with moderate to severe disabilities, and mostly bound to a wheelchair. In comparison with FAAST (The Flexible Action and Articulated Skeleton Toolkit), MoKey achieved better results in terms of ease of use and computational load. The viability as an exergame creator tool was proven with help of four applications (PowerPoint®, e-book reader, Skype®, and Tetris). Success rates of up to 91% have been achieved, subjective perception was rated with 4.5 points (from 0-5). The middleware provides increased motivation due to the use of favorite software and the advantage of exploiting it for exercise. Used together with communication software or online games, social inclusion can be stimulated. The therapists can employ the tool to monitor the correctness and progress of the exercises.
International
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JCR
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Title
Assistive Technology
ISBN
1040-0435
Impact factor JCR
1,037
Impact info
Volume
10.1080/10400435.2017.1406016
Journal number
From page
1
To page
10
Month
DICIEMBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Martina Eckert (UPM)
  • Autor: Marcos López García
  • Autor: Carlos Lázaro Basanta
  • Autor: Juan Manuel Meneses Chaus (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Diseño Electrónico y Microelectrónico
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación en Tecnologías del Software y Sistemas Multimedia para la Sostenibilidad (CITSEM)
  • Grupo de Investigación: Aplicaciones Multimedia y Acústica
  • Departamento: Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones (Provisional)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica
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