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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(11), 5807-5829; doi:10.3390/ijerph10115807
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Use of a Time-of-Flight Camera With an Omek Beckon™ Framework to Analyze, Evaluate and Correct in Real Time the Verticality of Multiple Sclerosis Patients during Exercise

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DeustoTech-Life Unit, DeustoTech Institute of Technology, University of Deusto, Bilbao 48007, Spain
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Received: 2 September 2013 / Revised: 8 October 2013 / Accepted: 22 October 2013 / Published: 4 November 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Telehealthcare)
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Abstract

Any person with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), regardless of the severity of their disability, needs regular physical activity. Poorly performed exercises could aggravate muscle imbalances and worsen the patient’s health. In this paper, we propose a human body verticality detection system using a time-of-flight camera as a tool to detect incorrect postures and improve them in real time. The prototype uses Omek’s Beckon™ Framework to analyze and evaluate the position of patients during exercise. Preliminary results, based on objective questionnaires, indicate an improvement in patients’ evolution through better positions and performance of the exercises.
Keywords: multiple sclerosis; time-of-flight; verticality improvement multiple sclerosis; time-of-flight; verticality improvement
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Eguíluz, G.; García Zapirain, B. Use of a Time-of-Flight Camera With an Omek Beckon™ Framework to Analyze, Evaluate and Correct in Real Time the Verticality of Multiple Sclerosis Patients during Exercise. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10, 5807-5829.

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