Integration of virtual reality with an omnidirectional treadmill system for multi-directional balance skills intervention
PubDate: June 2018
Teams: Texas State University
Writers: Vangelis Metsis; Kenneth S. Smith; Denise Gobert
This work introduces a framework that combines virtual reality with an omnidirectional treadmill system to facilitate rehabilitation of populations with balance deficits caused by injury, neurological disorders, or aging. The system uses full body motion tracking to control the movement direction of the treadmill and assist the patient through a set of tasks, in a virtual reality environment designed to motivate and guide the patient.