Share Paper: Kinect-based Rehabilitation for Young Adults with Cerebral Palsy Participating in Physical Education Programs in Special Education School Settings

  1. Yao-Jen Chang, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
  2. Chang-Chieh Wang, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
  3. Yan-Siang Luo, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
  4. Yu-Chi Tsai, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
Wednesday, June 25 3:00 PM-5:00 PM B3108

Abstract: Children with cerebral palsy (CP) must undergo long-term physical rehabilitation to enhance neural development. Currently, commercial rehabilitation products cannot be customized and are expensive; consequently, public special-education schools generally cannot afford purchasing these products. This study employs the Microsoft Kinect technology and image recognition technology to create a rehabilitation system applicable for people with CP. By adopting Kinect technology, this system mitigates the inconvenience of wearing sensors. Furthermore, through real-time image processing, the system detects the physical motion trajectories of students to determine whether correct movements are being performed during physical activities.