Investigación

Publicación (Artículos en revistas científicas)

Usage of VR Headsets for Rehabilitation Exergames

Eckert, Martina; Zarco, José; Meneses Chaus, Juan Manuel; ,
Resumen:
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.
Áreas de investigación:
Año:
2017
Tipo de publicación:
Artículos en revistas científicas
Revista:
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Volumen:
10209
Páginas:
434-442
Mes:
Abril
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56154-7_39
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