In many countries of the world, the life expectancy increases but the population ages so rapidly that it is expected that soon it will be difficult to ensure a good life quality to the elder people when health issues arise. In this paper, we consider this problem from the point of view of the physiotherapy rehabilitation which nowadays is perceived as costly and inconvenient for the elder patients. In order to lessen these problems, we propose a distributed architecture to allow the physiotherapists to remotely assist their patients while they comfortably do exercises from home. As in other proposals, the Human Pose Recognition is delegated to a computer equipped with MS Kinect and neural networks. Our approach, however, differs from others because it includes a logical framework based on Event Calculus augmented with Expectations which provides a higher-level description of the exercises and a mean to measure how well they were done.

A Distributed System Using MS Kinect and Event Calculus for Adaptive Physiotherapist Rehabilitation

BRAGAGLIA, STEFANO;MELLO, PAOLA
2014

Abstract

In many countries of the world, the life expectancy increases but the population ages so rapidly that it is expected that soon it will be difficult to ensure a good life quality to the elder people when health issues arise. In this paper, we consider this problem from the point of view of the physiotherapy rehabilitation which nowadays is perceived as costly and inconvenient for the elder patients. In order to lessen these problems, we propose a distributed architecture to allow the physiotherapists to remotely assist their patients while they comfortably do exercises from home. As in other proposals, the Human Pose Recognition is delegated to a computer equipped with MS Kinect and neural networks. Our approach, however, differs from others because it includes a logical framework based on Event Calculus augmented with Expectations which provides a higher-level description of the exercises and a mean to measure how well they were done.
Proceedings Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS)
531
538
S. Bragaglia; S. Di Monte; P. Mello
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