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Augmented Reality Game Design for Upper-Limb Stroke Rehabilitation

Burke, James, McNeill, Michael, Charles, DK, Morrow, PJ, Crosbie, Jacqueline and McDonough, Suzanne (2010) Augmented Reality Game Design for Upper-Limb Stroke Rehabilitation. In: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-GAMES 2010), Braga, Portugal. IEEE. 4 pp. [Conference contribution]

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DOI: 10.1109/VS-GAMES.2010.21


Stroke is the number one cause of severe physical disability in the UK. Recent studies have shown that technologies such as virtual reality and imaging can provide an engaging and motivating tool for physical rehabilitation. In this paper we summarize previous work in our group using virtual reality technology and webcam-based games. We then present early work we are conducting in experimenting with desktop augmented reality (AR) for rehabilitation. AR allows the user to use real objects to interact with computer-generated environments. Markers attached to the real objects enable the system (via a webcam) to track the position and orientation of each object as it is moved. The system can then augment the captured image of the real environment with computer-generated graphics to present a variety of game or task-driven scenarios to the user. We discuss the development of rehabilitation prototypes using available AR libraries and express our thoughts on the potential of AR technology.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Information Engineering
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Information and Communication Engineering
ID Code:24858
Deposited By: Dr Darryl Charles
Deposited On:07 Feb 2013 10:12
Last Modified:07 Feb 2013 10:12

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