VR solutions for improving physical therapy

Carlo Camporesi, Marcelo Kallmann, Jay J. Han

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Abstract

We present new solutions based on Virtual Reality technologies for improving the delivery of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Three main aspects are addressed: 1) the ability to allow therapists to create new exercises and therapy programs intuitively by direct demonstration, 2) automatic therapy delivery and monitoring with the use of an autonomous virtual tutor that can monitor and quantitatively assess the motions performed by the patient, and 3) networked collaborative remote therapy sessions via connected applications displaying the motions of both the therapist and the patient. We also provide 3D assessment tools for monitoring changes in the range of motion, and for allowing the visualization of a number of properties during or after the execution of exercises. The presented system has been implemented for a low-cost hardware solution based on Kinect and for a high-end immersive virtual reality facility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality
Pages77-78
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event20th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2013 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Mar 16 2013Mar 20 2013

Other

Other20th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2013
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period3/16/133/20/13

Keywords

  • I.3.2 [Computing Methodologies]: Computer Graphics - Distributed/network graphics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Camporesi, C., Kallmann, M., & Han, J. J. (2013). VR solutions for improving physical therapy. In Proceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality (pp. 77-78). [6549371] https://doi.org/10.1109/VR.2013.6549371