Trial operation of a cloud service-based three-dimensional virtual reality tele-rehabilitation system for stroke patients

Norio Kato, Toshiaki Tanaka, Shunichi Sugihara, Koichi Shimizu, Nobuki Kudo

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Abstract

We developed a tele-rehabilitation system to improve community rehabilitation for patients who are discharged early from hospital. The developed tele-rehabilitation system consists of devices designed to reduce the physical and economic burden on users while promoting optimum user movement. A Backend-as-a-Service cloud computing service was used for the communication between terminals. A non-contact sensor, Kinect, was used to measure movement. In addition, we used a three-dimensional (3D) display to present 3D images using binocular parallax, to encourage smooth movement of patients. We used this system for stroke patients and found improvements in task-performance time, smoothness of movements, and range of motion in all patients. No major issues occurred during the tele-rehabilitation. These results demonstrated the high operability and efficacy of our cloud service-based 3D virtual reality tele-rehabilitation system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCSE 2016 - 11th International Conference on Computer Science and Education
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages285-290
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509022182
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 3
Event11th International Conference on Computer Science and Education, ICCSE 2016 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2016 Aug 232016 Aug 25

Other

Other11th International Conference on Computer Science and Education, ICCSE 2016
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period16/8/2316/8/25

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Keywords

  • 3D display
  • BaaS
  • Tele-rehabilitation
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications

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Kato, N., Tanaka, T., Sugihara, S., Shimizu, K., & Kudo, N. (2016). Trial operation of a cloud service-based three-dimensional virtual reality tele-rehabilitation system for stroke patients. In ICCSE 2016 - 11th International Conference on Computer Science and Education (pp. 285-290). [7581595] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCSE.2016.7581595