Title: Harnessing the potential of the Kinect sensor for psychiatric rehabilitation for stroke survivors
year: 2016
Journal: Technol Health Care
Volume: 24
Issue: 4
Pages: 599-602
Epubdate: 12/04/2016
date: 01/03/2004
Alternate Journal: Technology and health care : official journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
ISSN: 0928-7329
Article Number: 27061386
Keywords: Microsoft Kinect mental health psychiatry rehabilitation sensors stroke stroke survivors
Abstract: Dominques et al. in their recent article described how low-cost sensors, such as Microsoft Kinect could be utilized for the measurement of various anthropometric measures. With the recent advances in sensors and sensor based technology, along with the rapid advancement in E-health, Microsoft Kinect has been increasingly recognized by researchers and bioengineers to be a low-cost sensor that could help in the collation of various measurements and various data. A recent systematic review done by Da Gama et al. (2015) have looked into the potential of Kinect in terms of motor rehabilitation. The systematic review highlighted the tremendous potential of the sensors and has clearly stated that there is a need for further studies evaluating its potential for rehabilitation. Zhang et al. (2015) in their recent article have advocated several reasons as to why biosensors are pertinent for stroke rehabilitation. Of note, recent studies done by the World Health Organization have highlighted that stroke is a growing epidemic. Aside to the utilization of smartphone based sensors for stroke rehabilitation, as proposed by Zhang et al. (2015), researchers have also investigated the use of other low cost alternatives, such as Kinect, to facilitate the rehabilitation of stroke survivors. Whilst it may seemed like that has been quite extensive evaluation of the Kinect sensor for stroke rehabilitation, one core area that bio-engineers and researchers have not looked into is that of the psychiatric and mental health issues that might at times arise following a stroke. It is thus the aim of this letter to address how such a sensor could be tapped upon for psychiatric rehabilitation amongst stroke survivors. To this end, the authors have thus conceptualized a game that could help in the cognitive remediation for stroke survivors using low cost Kinect sensors.
Notes: 1878-7401 Zhang, Melvyn W B Ho, Roger C M Journal Article Netherlands Technol Health Care. 2016 Mar 4;24(4):599-602. doi: 10.3233/THC-161147.
URL: http://content.iospress.com/download/technology-and-health-care/thc1147?id=technology-and-health-care%2Fthc1147
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/4992
Authors Address: Biomedical Institue of Global Healthcare Research and Technology (BIGHEART), National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Database Provider: NLM
language: eng
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