Using Fitt’s Law to Model Arm Motion Tracked in 3D by a Leap Motion Controller for Virtual Reality Upper Arm Stroke Rehabilitation.

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Abstract

Early and intensive physical therapy can improve upper arm and hand functionality for stroke survivors. Virtual reality systems that utilize state-of-art natural user interface tracking sensors and adaptive user profiling software has the potential to supplement traditional physiotherapy and engage patients to sustain beneficial quantity and quality of rehabilitation. In this paper we provide an overview of the problem area and present results from an initial experiment with healthy users. The potential for Fitts’s law to model user motion effectively in reach and touch tasks within 3D virtual environments is investigated. Results indicate that Fitts’s law may be effective though we propose that it would best be used as part of a more complex model of user motion.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Aug 2016
EventThe 29th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2016) -
Duration: 18 Aug 2016 → …

Conference

ConferenceThe 29th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2016)
Period18/08/16 → …

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Physical therapy
Patient rehabilitation
Virtual reality
Controllers
User interfaces
Sensors
Experiments

Keywords

  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Fitts’s law
  • Leap Motion
  • games
  • virtual reality.

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