Master Thesis MSTR-2021-100

BibliographyWennrich, Kevin: Developing a multimodal feedback motion guidance system in VR for people with motion disabilities.
University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology, Master Thesis No. 100 (2021).
90 pages, english.

Motion is an important aspect in the area of physiotherapy. The correctness of those motions is even more important, especially in the home exercises. In this thesis, the prototype of a multimodal guidance system in virtual reality, which tracks the movements of the users and compares it to the correct position in the field of physiotherapy exercises was created. The get the requirements for the system, people who needed to go to physiotherapy, because of an injury or a disability (stroke, MS, NPC), were interviewed, as well as a physiotherapist. Based on the results, we have implemented a virtual physiotherapist and the auditory guidance as two modalities. Further modalities have been the ghostarm and the haptic guidance as vibration bands. The prototype in which the user can choose and combine the guidances have been developed. The system, the modalities and its limits have been evaluated in a online study and a pilot study, with the results, that until now the ghostarm and virtual physiotherapist are the most liked guidances. A user study is planned for the future.

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Department(s)University of Stuttgart, Institute of Visualisation and Interactive Systems, Visualisation and Interactive Systems
Superviser(s)Sedlmair, Prof. Michael; Angerbauer, Katrin; Yu, Xingyao; Calepso, Aimee Sousa
Entry dateApril 26, 2022
   Publ. Computer Science