A feasibility study developed in the Northern Research Institute in Norway. It proposes a system to improve the engagement of chronically ill patients to perform physical rehab at home, based on multiuser virtual worlds, serious games, and motion enabled game controllers.
The system won the II National Master Thesys Award by Sun Microsystem Iberica, was the foundation of other four master thesys from other students of the University of Seville, and the research topic of the Telefónica Chair in this university during two years.
I wrote several scientific papers on this topic:
Open Source Virtual Worlds and Low Cost Sensors for Physical Rehab of Patients with Chronic Diseases.
- Second International ICST Conference, eHealth 2009
Rehabilitación física de pacientes crónicos con mundos virtuales y sensores de bajo coste
- Caseib 2009, XXVII Congreso Anual de la Sociedad Española de Ingeniería Biomédica.
Virtual worlds to enhance Ambient-Assisted Living.
- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE.
I often write in the blog at Corta Studios, where I share my thinkings about game design and development, publish tutorials, etc.