Proposal for Muscle Rehabilitation of Lower Limbs Using an Interactive Virtual System Controlled Through Gestures

  • Edwin PrunaEmail author
  • Gabriel Corrales
  • Catherine Gálvez
  • Ivón Escobar
  • Luis Mena
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10851)


This work presents the development of an interactive virtual rehabilitation system as an assistant tool to help in the rehabilitation process of lower limbs muscles, specifically focused on children from seven years and older who suffer sicknesses that limit the normal movement of the body. The system is mainly based in algorithms that recognize gestures of the user captured through the Microsoft Kinect 2.0. Furthermore, the experimental results are presented and discussed since the point of view of the usability and the advantages that the proposed system achieves.


Virtual interface Kinect 2.0 Gestual control Unity 3D 



We thank the “Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE” for financing the investigation project number 2016-PIC-0017.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edwin Pruna
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gabriel Corrales
    • 1
  • Catherine Gálvez
    • 1
  • Ivón Escobar
    • 1
  • Luis Mena
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPESangolquíEcuador

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