Students appeared motivated by the novel technology and demonstrated decreased levels of distress as evidenced by calmer bodies, more intentional movements, and decreased crying behaviors. Students also appeared motivated by the use of the different modes as evidenced by increased attention and increased range of motion.
During the virtual instrument mode, students were able to develop cause and effect skills, which helped them to develop a sense of self and their relationship with the world.
In this paper, we present the Helping Friends™ 1.0 toolset which enables subject matter experts to integrate their targeted programs and protocols for specific patient populations into a 2D motion capture tool that is markerless, capturing the individuals’ movements and tracking their performance over time.
Through its auditory feedback system, this technology aims to address further gaps in the current motion capture technology for health care market, including a lack of patient-centered experiences, lack of reward-based experiences upon completing assigned programs/exercises, and data collection for continuous patient monitoring.