Holoprognosis - an ar-based serious exercise game for early stage parkinson’s disease patients

Marios Thomos, Vasileios Charisis, Stelios Hadjidimitriou, Dimitrios Iakovakis, Sevasti Bostantzopoulou, Leontios Hadjileontiadis

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Abstract

Augmented Reality (AR) is a novel technology that experiences rapid bloom in the last years. By using an AR electronic device, we can blend the real world with a virtual one in real time. Gamification in healthcare interventions helps patients adopt a healthier lifestyle in various aspects of their lives. In this direction, there is ample space for exploration in the field of alternative treatments for diseases like Parkinson’s disease (PD). Among the various game categories targeting PD patients’ rehabilitation, exergames, that focus on the main exercises employed in the interventions phase of early-stage PD patients, gain great popularity. The reason is that physical activity is a key concept for delaying motor and functional loss of early-stage PD patients. In this context, this work presents HoloPrognosis, an AR-based serious exercise game targeting the mitigation of upper limbs motor impairment of early-stage PD patients. More specifically, the game motivates the patients to reach large amplitude movements progressively while tracking their performance and collecting data related to hand movement for further analysis. Unlike other similar efforts, AR offers the advantages of augmented engagement and user experience, real first-person experience and authentic human body controls.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Design Approaches and Supporting Technologies - 14th International Conference, UAHCI 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings
EditorsMargherita Antona, Constantine Stephanidis
PublisherSpringer
Pages417-430
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783030492816
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Event14th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 19 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12188 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period19/07/2024/07/20

Keywords

  • Augmented Reality
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Serious game

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