Michael Jünger Rong Zeng
Rehab training will not have an immediate effect and therefore may lead to a lack of motivation for the patients to continue doing the exercises. FinGym is a video game to perform finger gymnastic exercises with the LMC (Leap Motion Controller) to music. The expectation of this game is that it will motivate people with physical disease on their hands more to perform the exercises because of getting rewards while playing. The goal was to develop a working prototype but also to answer the question of the technical practicability of a game using the LMC and if it will work precisely enough to fit the needs of a medical application. To find out if there is a need among affected people for an application like FinGym and if they would use it instead of doing the exercises regularly a usability test was done. While the test showed that even elderly people would use computer games for rehab the use of the LMC revealed a few technical issues concerning the purpose of rehab.
Gestural interaction Rehabilitation Game