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TitleA telerehabilitation system based on wireless motion capture sensors
Author(s)Macedo, Pedro
Afonso, José A.
Rocha, Luís A.
Simões, Ricardo
KeywordsWireless sensor networks
Motion capture
Wearable sensors
Home-based rehabilitation
Issue dateJan-2014
PublisherSCITEPRESS – Science and Technology Publications
Abstract(s)The constant growth of the elderly population in the world creates new challenges and opportunities in health care systems. New technological solutions have to be found in order to meet the needs and demands of our aging society. The welfare and quality of life of the elderly population must be a priority. Continuous physical activity will play an important role, due to the increase of the retirement age. However, physiotherapy can be expensive, even when the desire movements are autonomous and simple, also requires people to move to rehabilitation centres. Within this context, this paper describes the development and preliminary tests of a wireless sensor network, based on wearable inertial and magnetic sensors, applied to the capture of human motion. This will enable a personalized home-based rehabilitation system for the elderly or people in remote physical locations.
TypeConference paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/27600
ISBN9789897580062
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:DEI - Artigos em atas de congressos internacionais

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