Therapy Assist

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The goal of Therapy Assist is the development of an therapeutic assistance system, which can support and supervise the patients’ independent training at home during all phases of rehabilitation. Playful exercises and direct feedback should increase the patients’ motivation to train, achieving a better and faster recovery.
The project combines technical, psychological and interactive components. Especially the technical component will be an extension of earlier models, as it includes optical, sensory and kinematical measurement, whereby an integrated and complete motion detection system will be developed. Therapy Assists is especially focused on patients with complaints regarding their motion sequences of the lower extremities or even amputations. For the success of the project it is very important, that from the beginning of the development process all wishes, objectives and characteristics of the target group are taken into consideration. Thus, we follow a user-centred design process, with continuous usability and user experience testing.

The Entertainment Computing Group focuses on the design of a motivating and playful training experience. Our knowledge in the area of Serious Games and Gamification will be helpful in order to design sophisticated strategies to engage the patient in their training and to elicit long-term motivation by the use of games.


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