Dr. Belinda Lange and her MotorRehab group featured on Reuters!
“…developed by a research team at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT). Led by physiotherapist Belinda Lange, the team is developing games that incorporate motion and gesture sensing technology that responds to physical movement from the patient.”
Virtual reality game-based technology can be used effectively to improve motor skill rehabilitation of a range of functional deficits. Our design approach focuses on the creation of flexible VR systems/tools that could address both assessment and training tasks in a more comprehensive fashion than is currently available within the clinic and home settings.
Integrating the newest consumer-ready technologies, the Motor Rehab Lab at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies explores and promotes the creation of home-based rehabilitation and exergame applications that do not require the user to hold an interface device or move on a pad as the source of interaction within the game. Instead, the user’s body is the game controller operating in 3D space, and multiple users can be tracked in this fashion for both cooperative and competitive interactive activities.