Posts Tagged ‘motion recognition’

Exergames for Elderly Persons: Physical Exercise Software Based on Motion Tracking within the Framework of Ambient Assisted Living

Ser.Games+Virt.Worlds-CoverKorn, Oliver; Brach, Michael; Hauer, Klaus & Unkauf, Sven:
Exergames for Elderly Persons: Physical Exercise Software
Based on Motion Tracking within the Framework of Ambient Assisted Living

In: Bredl, Klaus & Bösche, Wolfgang (eds.):
Serious Games and Virtual Worlds in Education,
Professional Development, and Healthcare
,
chapter 16, Information Science Reference / IGI Global,
Hershey, PA, USA, 2013, 258-268
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3673-6.ch016

Abstract

This chapter introduces the prototype of a software developed to assist elderly persons in performing physical exercises to prevent falls. The result — a combination of sport exercises and gaming — is also called “exergame.” The software is based on research and development conducted within the
“motivotion60+” research project as part of the AAL-program (Ambient Assisted Living).

The authors outline the use of motion recognition and analysis to promote physical activity among elderly people: it allows Natural Interaction (NI) and takes away the conventional controller, which represented a hurdle for the acceptance of technical solutions in the target group; it allows the real-time scaling of the exergame’s difficulty to adjust to the user’s individual fitness level and thus keep motivation up. The authors’ experiences with the design of the exergame and the first results from its evaluation regarding space, interaction, design, effort, and fun, as well as human factors, are portrayed. The authors also give an outlook on what future exergames using motion recognition should look like.

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http://www.igi-global.com/book/serious-games-virtual-worlds-education/72157

Assistive System Experiment Designer ASED: A Toolkit for the Quantitative Evaluation of Enhanced Assistive Systems for Impaired Persons in Production

Korn, Oliver; Schmidt, Albrecht;
Hörz, Thomas; Kaupp, Daniel:
Assistive System Experiment Designer ASED: A Toolkit for the Quantitative Evaluation of Enhanced Assistive Systems
for Impaired Persons in Production

In: Proceedings of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ACM, New York, 2012, 259-260, DOI = 10.1145/2384916.2384982

Abstract

This paper introduces the toolkit ASED: Assistive System Experiment Designer. Combining a specially constructed assembly table and new software it allows measuring the performance of impaired persons when using assistive systems for production environments (ASiPE). The ASiPE design tested using ASED transgresses the state of the art by three enhancements. With the help of ASED we are able to quantify and rank their effects on work quality and performance. The ASED toolkit, however, is not confined to the design tested but can be used for the experimental analysis of every kind of manual process.

Assistive Systems in Production Environments: Exploring Motion Recognition and Gamification

Korn, Oliver; Schmidt, Albrecht; Hörz, Thomas:
Assistive Systems in Production Environments:
Exploring Motion Recognition and Gamification

In: PETRA ’12 Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2012
DOI=10.1145/2413097.2413109

Abstract

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