Platform that integrates different games that allow rehabilitation of facial muscles in children with Infantile Cerebral Palsy (ICP)
A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Technical University of Madrid and the Rey Juan Carlos University has developed SONRÍE, an effective, complete and usable therapy system.
SONRÍE is formed by a set of four games that allow therapeutic improvement of the orofacial musculature in children diagnosed with ICP and aged between 4 and 12 years. SONRÍE uses a 360 Kinect sensor to stimulate four facial gestures: raising both eyebrows, blowing, kissing and smiling. This sensor provides a more accurate detection of said facial gestures and a therapeutic improvement in facial movement and facial expression.
SONRÍE is a Kinect therapeutic support system for children with Infantile Cerebral Palsy (ICP).
Using a 360 Kinect sensor, a series of games have been created to detect different facial gestures -raising both eyebrows, blowing, kissing and smiling- achieving greater accuracy in detecting and a better therapeutic improvement of facial movements and facial expressions.
It is essential that these facial rehabilitation exercises are carried out since they will improve the correct execution of the face movement. Besides, repeating these exercises allows building learning and new brain patterns of movement.
“SMILES is conceived to help rehabilitators, physiotherapists and speech therapists to detect and rehabilitate the facial disorders of children with neurological disorders”
“Medicine and rehabilitation treatments are increasingly using new technologies as they allow building more attractive solutions for patients who will benefit from them”
SONRÍE Aid contact
Marisa Martin Ruiz.
Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Area
Centre of Support for Technological Innovation – UPM