The recent availability of advanced video game interfaces (such as the Microsoft Kinect, the Nintendo WiiMote and Balance Board) is creating interesting opportunities to provide low-cost rehabilitation at-home for patients. In this context, video games are rising as promising tools to guide patients through their recovery experience and to increase their motivation throughout the rehabilitation path. However, to be applied to clinical scenarios, video games must be designed to adhere to the clinical requirements and to meet doctors/patients expectations. They also need to be integrated within multi-level platforms that can allow different levels of monitoring, e.g., at a personal level by the therapist, at the hospital level by the doctors, and at the regional level by the government agencies. In this paper, we overview an intelligent game engine for the at-home rehabilitation of stroke patients The engine provides several games that implement actual rehabilitation exercises and have been developed in strict collaboration with therapists. It is integrated in a patient station that provides several types of monitoring and feedback using virtual and/ or human therapists.

An intelligent game engine for the at-home Rehabilitation of stroke patients / N.A. Borghese, M. Pirovano, P.L. Lanzi, R. Mainetti - In: Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH), 2013 IEEE 2nd International Conference on[s.l] : IEEE, 2013 May. - ISBN 9781467361651. - pp. 1-8 (( Intervento presentato al 2. convegno International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH) tenutosi a Braga nel 2013.

An intelligent game engine for the at-home Rehabilitation of stroke patients

N.A. Borghese;M. Pirovano;R. Mainetti
2013-05

Abstract

The recent availability of advanced video game interfaces (such as the Microsoft Kinect, the Nintendo WiiMote and Balance Board) is creating interesting opportunities to provide low-cost rehabilitation at-home for patients. In this context, video games are rising as promising tools to guide patients through their recovery experience and to increase their motivation throughout the rehabilitation path. However, to be applied to clinical scenarios, video games must be designed to adhere to the clinical requirements and to meet doctors/patients expectations. They also need to be integrated within multi-level platforms that can allow different levels of monitoring, e.g., at a personal level by the therapist, at the hospital level by the doctors, and at the regional level by the government agencies. In this paper, we overview an intelligent game engine for the at-home rehabilitation of stroke patients The engine provides several games that implement actual rehabilitation exercises and have been developed in strict collaboration with therapists. It is integrated in a patient station that provides several types of monitoring and feedback using virtual and/ or human therapists.
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