Developing interactive and simple electromyogram PONG game for foot dorsiflexion and plantarflexion rehabilitation exercise

Cheok Lek Hee, Tune Hau Chong, Darwin Gouwanda, Alpha A. Gopalai, Cheng Yee Low, Fazah Akhtar Binti Hanapiah

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Abstract

Gaming systems have been proven to be able to improve physical and cognitive skills. Several studies have integrated games to be part of rehabilitation program to improve functional ability of human limbs in performing activities of daily living. This paper presents the development of an interactive electromyogram (EMG) based PONG game for foot dorsifexion and plantarflexion exercise. PONG game is selected because it is a classical game that can be easily comprehended and can be played by young and old people. Two surface EMG sensors were used in this work to acquire muscle activity of tibialis anterior muscle and gastrocnemius muscle. An experimental study was carried out to examine the viability of this sensor as input to play the game. The results were satisfactory. This study further strengthens the viability of using muscle activity as an input for gaming system and as a mean to monitor patient rehabilitation progress.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationSmarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages275-278
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028092
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2017
EventInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2017 - Jeju Island, Korea, South
Duration: 11 Jul 201715 Jul 2017
Conference number: 39th
https://embc.embs.org/2017/
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/8026122/proceeding (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2017
Abbreviated titleEMBC 2017
Country/TerritoryKorea, South
CityJeju Island
Period11/07/1715/07/17
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