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PhysioVinci – A First Approach on a Physical Rehabilitation Game

  • Tiago Martins
  • Miguel Araújo
  • Vitor Carvalho
  • Filomena Soares
  • Luís Torrão
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8778)

Abstract

Several studies have shown very positive results regarding the use of serious games as rehabilitation tools for individuals with physical disabilities, mainly because the game environment gives them the necessary motivation to continue their treatment with enthusiasm. Thus, the objective of this paper is to describe the first steps on the development of a 3D game for physical therapy of patients with motor disabilities as a result of neurological disorders.

Keywords

Serious games rehabilitation tools motor disabilities motivation physical therapy neurological diseases 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiago Martins
    • 1
  • Miguel Araújo
    • 2
  • Vitor Carvalho
    • 1
    • 2
  • Filomena Soares
    • 1
  • Luís Torrão
    • 3
  1. 1.R&D ALGORITMI CentreUniversity of MinhoPortugal
  2. 2.IPCA – Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and AvePortugal
  3. 3.University of HullUK

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