Open source virtual worlds and low cost sensors for physical rehab of patients with chronic diseases

Salvador J. Romero, Luis Fernandez-Luque, José L. Sevillano, Lars Vognild

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Abstract

For patients with chronic diseases, exercise is a key part of rehab to deal better with their illness. Some of them do rehabilitation at home with telemedicine systems. However, keeping to their exercising program is challenging and many abandon the rehabilitation. We postulate that information technologies for socializing and serious games can encourage patients to keep doing physical exercise and rehab. In this paper we present Virtual Valley, a low cost telemedicine system for home exercising, based on open source virtual worlds and utilizing popular low cost motion controllers (e.g. Wii Remote) and medical sensors. Virtual Valley allows patient to socialize, learn, and play group based serious games while exercising.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Healthcare - Second International ICST Conference, eHealth 2009, Revised Selected Papers
Pages76-79
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event2nd International ICST Conference on Electronic Healthcare, eHealth 2009 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 23 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Volume27 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Other

Other2nd International ICST Conference on Electronic Healthcare, eHealth 2009
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period23/9/0925/9/09

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Keywords

  • Low-cost
  • Open source
  • Tele-rehabilitation
  • Virtual worlds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Romero, S. J., Fernandez-Luque, L., Sevillano, J. L., & Vognild, L. (2010). Open source virtual worlds and low cost sensors for physical rehab of patients with chronic diseases. In Electronic Healthcare - Second International ICST Conference, eHealth 2009, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 76-79). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; Vol. 27 LNICST). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-11745-9_12