Technologies Exergaming for motor rehabilitation

A system for rehabilitation and clinical evaluation of neurological patients is presented. The Microsoft Kinect device is used to track the full body of patients using the depth sensor, and three “games” were developed to exercise and assess different aspects of balance and gait rehabilitation. The system provides visual feedback by means of an avatar that follows the movements of the patients, and sound and visual stimuli for giving orders during the experience. Also, it includes a database and management tools for further analysis and monitoring of therapies. The system is in use in the Rehabilitation and Research Centre “Dr. Esteban L. Maradona” located in the city of Santa Fe (Argentina).

Contact: César Martínez