Multi-sensory Cyber-Physical Therapy System for Elderly Monitoring
This paper provides an overview of a multi-sensory cyber-physical therapy system suitable for old age people with physical impairments, which integrates entities in the physical as well as cyber world for therapy sensing, therapeutic data computation, interaction between cyber and physical world, and in-home therapy support through a cloud-based big data architecture. To provide appropriate therapeutic services and environment, the CPS uses a multi-modal multimedia sensory framework to support therapy recording and playback of a therapy session and visualization of effectiveness of an assigned therapy. The physical world interaction with the cyber world is stored as a rich gesture semantics with the help of multiple media streams, which is then uploaded to a tightly synchronized cyber physical cloud environment for deducing real-time and historical whole-body Range of Motion (ROM) kinematic data.
KeywordsTherapy CPS Multimedia sensors Gesture recognition In-home therapy
This project was supported by the NSTIP strategic technologies program (11-INF1703-10) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The author would also like to thank Ahmad Qamar of UQU and Syed Abdullah, Delwar Hossain of NGMLab for helping in demo and usability testing.
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