Tracking of physiotherapy exercises using image processing techniques

By Martins, T.; Carvalho, V.; Soares, F.

Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering



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.


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