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A Virtual Rehabilitation System for Wobble Board Balance Training with Children


Fitzgerald, Diarmaid and Trakarnratanakul, Nanthana and Conroy, Luke and Nixon, Paddy and Caulfield, Brian, A Virtual Rehabilitation System for Wobble Board Balance Training with Children, Virtual Rehabilitation 2008, 25-27 August 2008 , Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, pp. 66. ISBN 978-1-4244-2700-0 (2008) [Conference Extract]

DOI: doi:10.1109/ICVR.2008.4625129


Virtual reality-based computer games may be a useful way to develop motor skills and increase activity levels in children. We have developed an interactive computer platform where users must tilt a wobble board to complete on-screen computer game tasks. We have conducted a pilot study with 81 school children who played the game and used a questionnaire to gather information on children's enjoyment levels and perceptions of the system. Findings showed a high level of enjoyment with the game and provided useful information for future research and development.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Media services
Objective Field:Animation, video games and computer generated imagery services
UTAS Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69504
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2011-05-20

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