Healthcare is increasingly moving into the living room, and it is also being stimulated that people take more and more control over their own lives. In addition, exercise and sports are becoming increasingly important in healthcare, especially now that the focus is much more on prevention. Also in case of illness (e.g. stroke) or after surgery it is expected that you work on recovery in the home environment. However, the recommended exercises and thus recovery often do not take place because patients are misinformed, guidance is kept to a minimum and they are not motivated to work on their recovery.
Modular 3D motion sensing system
The aim of this project is to make responsible movement and exercise “fun and motivating”, while giving care providers a good insight into the exercises that have been done to determine the next steps for recovery. To achieve this, four SMEs, in collaboration with a knowledge and care institution, are developing and validating an affordable modular 3D motion sensing system, consisting of sensors and software, with which accurate and continuous motor and physiological parameters can easily be measured. With the help of the sensors and software it becomes possible to give users direct and personal feedback.
Virtual Reality rehabilitation & fitness gaming
With this development, the participants respond to current trends and themes within care such as self-direction, self-management and care within the home environment. Although desired, there are currently no mobile solutions that can continuously and accurately measure movements of the body. Existing solutions require the use of central computers and/or static camera systems. Or they are very expensive and complex to use and therefore not suitable for home use or use by a non-professional.