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A virtual rehabilitation system for wobble board balance training with children
Fitzgerald, Diarmaid; Trakarnratanakul, Nanthana; Conroy, Luke; Nixon, Paddy; Caulfield, Brian
Poster presentation at Virtual Rehabilitation 2008 (formerly IWVR), August 25-27 2008, British Columbia, Canada 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. Science Foundation Ireland
Keyword(s): Motor ability in children; Computer games--Therapeutic use; Rehabilitation technology; Exercise therapy--Technological innovations; Virtual reality--Therapeutic use
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): IEEE
File Format(s): other; application/pdf
First Indexed: 2012-08-25 05:23:07 Last Updated: 2018-10-11 15:45:45