Serious Games for Rehabilitation Using Head-Mounted Display and Haptic Devices

  • Stéphane Claude Gobron
  • Nicolas Zannini
  • Nicolas Wenk
  • Carl Schmitt
  • Yannick Charrotton
  • Aurélien Fauquex
  • Michel Lauria
  • Francis Degache
  • Rolf Frischknecht
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9254)

Abstract

In the health domain, the field of rehabilitation suffers from a lack specialized staff while hospital costs only increase. Worse, almost no tools are dedicated to motivate patients or help the personnel to carry out monitoring of therapeutic exercises. This paper demonstrates the high potential that can bring the virtual reality with a platform of serious games for the rehabilitation of the legs involving a head-mounted display and haptic robot devices. We first introduce SG principles, nowadays rehabilitation context, and an original applied haptic device called Lambda Health System. The architecture of the model is then detailed, including communication specifications showing that lag is imperceptible for user. Finally, to improve this prototype, four serious games for rehabilitation using haptic robots and/or HMD were tested by 33 health specialists.

Keywords

Serious games Virtual reality Rehabilitation Haptic robot Head-mounted display Health application 

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stéphane Claude Gobron
    • 1
  • Nicolas Zannini
    • 1
  • Nicolas Wenk
    • 1
  • Carl Schmitt
    • 2
  • Yannick Charrotton
    • 2
  • Aurélien Fauquex
    • 3
    • 6
  • Michel Lauria
    • 4
  • Francis Degache
    • 5
  • Rolf Frischknecht
    • 6
  1. 1.School of EngineeringHE-Arc, HES-SONeuchâtelSwitzerland
  2. 2.Biomedical Engineering GroupHEIG-VD, HES-SOYverdon-les-BainsSwitzerland
  3. 3.Lambda Health System SAYverdonSwitzerland
  4. 4.Robotics LaboratoryHepia, HES-SOGenevaSwitzerland
  5. 5.University of Health Sciences, HES-SOLausanneSwitzerland
  6. 6.Service of Neuropsychology and NeurorehabilitationCHUVLausanneSwitzerland

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