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Rehabilitation Systems in Ambient Assisted Living Environments

Rehabilitation Systems in Ambient Assisted Living Environments
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Author(s): A. M. Middleton (National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland), R. P. Harte (National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland) and T. E. Ward (National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 18
Source title: Gamification: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8200-9.ch085


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This chapter reviews Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) in the context of movement-based rehabilitation. The authors analyse the need for AAL solutions and how they can overcome many of the drawbacks associated with traditional rehabilitation. They discuss the benefits and challenges of rehabilitation within the AAL paradigm and the well-known benefits that the telerehabilitation and telemedicine models have already established. The authors review the top ambient technologies in use today, detailing their advantages and shortcomings. The review focuses primarily on areas such as motion capture, serious games, and robotic rehabilitation. The authors carry out a structured search of two well-known databases to find the most recent advances and present the most interesting lines of research and development. Finally, the authors discuss the review findings and draw conclusions on the future of personalised rehabilitation within an AAL paradigm.

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