Accessorized Therapeutic Games
While the Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Kinect are commonplace these days in PT clinics, they are actually not the ideal therapy tool. Often they over stimulate the patient, or simply do not elicit the types of therapeutic movements that are desired. Medical devices designed specifically for therapy are often very expensive, non-portable, and fail to inspire the patient. This project is examining the use of game experiences on inexpensive tablet devices in conjunction with custom designed accessories that provide therapists with an ideal and inexpensive therapeutic tool. This project is in collaboration with colleagues from the School of Engineering (Prof. John Farris) and Physical Therapy (Cathy Haro). You can watch a demo here.