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CONTROLO 2016 pp 439-448 | Cite as

Tracking of Physiotherapy Exercises Using Image Processing Techniques

  • Tiago MartinsEmail author
  • Vítor Carvalho
  • Filomena Soares
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 402)

Abstract

It is increasing the number of people with reduced mobility as a result of neurological disease. This impairment requires adequate physical therapy plans to improve the quality of life. Serious games are able to give an important contribution in the field of physiotherapy, as they create a pleasant environment to lead patients to overcome the lack of motivation they may feel with the repetitive and boring exercises of traditional physical therapy. We have developed a serious game for physical therapy of patients with neurological diseases, based on image processing techniques, allowing monitoring some exercises.

Keywords

Reduced mobility Physiotherapy Serious games Motivation Image processing 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work has been supported by COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007043 and FCT—Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Project Scope: UID/CEC/00319/2013.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiago Martins
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vítor Carvalho
    • 1
    • 2
  • Filomena Soares
    • 1
  1. 1.R&D Algoritmi, School of EngineeringUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.School of TechnologyIPCABarcelosPortugal

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