A Virtual Rehabilitation System for Wobble Board Balance Training with Children

Diarmaid Fitzgerald, Nanthana Trakarnratanakul, Luke Conroy, Paddy Nixon, Brian Caulfield

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    Virtual reality-based computer games may be a useful way to develop motor skills and increase activity levels in children. We have developed an interactive computer platform where users must tilt a wobble board to complete on-screen computer game tasks. We have conducted a pilot study with 81 school children who played the game and used a questionnaire to gather information on children's enjoyment levels and perceptions of the system. Findings showed a high level of enjoyment with the game and provided useful information for future research and development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    Number of pages66
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2700-0
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2008
    EventVirtual Rehabilitation 2008 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …


    ConferenceVirtual Rehabilitation 2008
    Period1/01/08 → …


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