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Developing a System for Post-Stroke Rehabilitation: An Exergames Approach

  • Arsénio Reis
  • Jorge Lains
  • Hugo ParedesEmail author
  • Vitor Filipe
  • Catarina Abrantes
  • Fernando Ferreira
  • Romeu Mendes
  • Paula Amorim
  • João Barroso
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9739)

Abstract

Stroke episodes are a major health issue worldwide for which most patients require an initial period of special rehabilitation and functional treatment, involving medical doctors and specialized therapists, followed by ambulatory physiotherapy exercise. In this second period most do not fulfil the prescribed recovery plan, resulting in setbacks in their recovery. This paper reports on the design of a methodology to develop a system to support the ambulatory rehabilitation therapy, providing constant feedback to the clinicians, by means of an information system platform, and maintaining the patient motivation by using an exergames approach to design and deliver the therapy exercises to the patient.

Keywords

Stroke rehabilitation Motor therapy Body motion analysis 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work is funded by: Project “NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000016” is financed by the North Portugal Regional Operational Programme (NORTE 2020), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, and through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arsénio Reis
    • 1
  • Jorge Lains
    • 5
  • Hugo Paredes
    • 2
    Email author
  • Vitor Filipe
    • 2
  • Catarina Abrantes
    • 4
  • Fernando Ferreira
    • 3
  • Romeu Mendes
    • 4
  • Paula Amorim
    • 5
  • João Barroso
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroVila RealPortugal
  2. 2.INESC TEC and Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroVila RealPortugal
  3. 3.2C2T/Universidade do MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  4. 4.Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health and Human Development, CIDESD, GERON Research Community and Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroVila RealPortugal
  5. 5.CMRRC Rovisco-PaisTochaPortugal

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