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Using Fitt’s Law to Model Arm Motion Tracked in 3D by a Leap Motion Controller for Virtual Reality Upper Arm Stroke Rehabilitation.

Holmes, Dominic, Charles, DK, Morrow, PJ, McClean, S and McDonough, S M (2016) Using Fitt’s Law to Model Arm Motion Tracked in 3D by a Leap Motion Controller for Virtual Reality Upper Arm Stroke Rehabilitation. In: The 29th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2016). IEEE Xplore. 2 pp. [Conference contribution]

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URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7546014/

DOI: 10.1109/CBMS.2016.41

Abstract

Early and intensive physical therapy can improve upper arm and hand functionality for stroke survivors. Virtual reality systems that utilize state-of-art natural user interface tracking sensors and adaptive user profiling software has the potential to supplement traditional physiotherapy and engage patients to sustain beneficial quantity and quality of rehabilitation. In this paper we provide an overview of the problem area and present results from an initial experiment with healthy users. The potential for Fitts’s law to model user motion effectively in reach and touch tasks within 3D virtual environments is investigated. Results indicate that Fitts’s law may be effective though we propose that it would best be used as part of a more complex model of user motion.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Stroke rehabilitation, Fitts’s law, Leap Motion, games, virtual reality.
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:35141
Deposited By: Dr Darryl Charles
Deposited On:11 Jan 2017 09:04
Last Modified:11 Jan 2017 09:04

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