Using Augmented Reality and Gamification to Empower Rehabilitation Activities and Elderly Persons. A Study Applying Design Thinking

  • We present the design of a system combining augmented reality (AR) and gamification to support elderly persons’ rehabilitation activities. The system is attached to the waist; it collects detailed movement data and at the same time augments the user’s path by projections. The projected AR-elements can provide location-based information or incite movement games. The collected data can be observedWe present the design of a system combining augmented reality (AR) and gamification to support elderly persons’ rehabilitation activities. The system is attached to the waist; it collects detailed movement data and at the same time augments the user’s path by projections. The projected AR-elements can provide location-based information or incite movement games. The collected data can be observed by therapists. Based on this data, the challenge level can be more frequently adapted, keeping up the patient’s motivation. The exercises can involve cognitive elements (for mild cognitive impairments), physiological elements (rehabilitation), or both. The overall vision is an individualized and gamified therapy. Thus, the system also offers application scenarios beyond rehabilitation in sports. In accordance with the methodology of design thinking, we present a first specification and a design vision based on inputs from business experts, gerontologists, physiologists, psychologists, game designers, cognitive scientists and computer scientists.show moreshow less

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Author:Oliver KornORCiDGND, Lea Buchweitz, Adrian Rees, Gerald Bieber, Christian Werner, Klaus Hauer
Publisher:Springer
Place of publication:Cham
Year of Publication:2018
Date of first Publication:2018/06/29
ISBN:978-3-319-94229-2
Language:English
Tag:Augmented Reality; Gamification; Rehabilitation
DDC classes:000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft
Parent Title (English):AHFE 2018: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Software and Systems Engineering
Volume:787
ISSN:2194-5357
First Page:219
Last Page:229
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Institutes:Hochschule Offenburg / Bibliografie
Acces Right:Zugriffsbeschränkt
Release Date:2019/01/03
Licence (German):License LogoVeröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen mit Print on Demand
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94229-2_21