Section: Application Domains
We started last year some research on patient rehabilitation. This activity is supported by the ANR TecSan Reactive project, that started in january 2008. This project is lead by the HOPALE fundation (medical institute, specialized in medical rehabilitation), and also involves the CEA, as well as Idees3com company.
Reactive addresses rehabilitation for patients that have suffered cerebrovascular accident (CVA). It aims at proposing new VR-based tools for rehabilitation, that would:
improve patient involvement into her/his own rehabilitation, by proposing attractive training exercices;
increase transfer of recovered skills, from exercices to real-life situations.
The proposed tools integrate tactile interfaces, including grabbing task analysis. We also plan to study how to evaluate some gesture quality: in the long term, this activity would open way to accurate exercice efficiency evaluation. Also, Human-Computer interfaces that integrate gesture analysis are hopefully reachable in a reasonnable range.