[Abstract + References] Serious Game Based on Myo Armband for Upper-Limb Rehabilitation Exercises – Conference paper

Abstract

The purpose of a rehabilitation processes is to restore a person to a state of optimal functioning. A wide variety of rehabilitation processes consist of repetition tasks. Thus, Serious Games (SG) can be used as a technology to assist in this process by motivating patients to perform the exercises during rehabilitation sessions using a variety of devices, with goals or scores to be achieved during sessions. This work addresses the development and usage of SG based on the Myo Armband, an affordable-access device, which is used to build an Assistive Technology for upper-limb rehabilitation. This SG has a circus target shooting as theme, in which the individuals must make the selected upper-limb rehabilitation exercise (the full fist position), in order to shoot with the gun and hit the targets. To test these SG, five healthy volunteers used them during 3 sessions of 10 repetitions each. To evaluate this SG, the volunteers answered a System Usability Scale (SUS) questionnaire and a free questionnaire with questions about the structure of the SG. Results showed that these SG have good potential to be used as a rehabilitation tool, and the suggestions of the free form questionnaire will be useful to make the necessary changes before its usage with impaired patients.

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