MInD: Moving in the dark

A. Pepino, G. Sicignano, M. Rovani, G. D'Addio

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Visually-impaired people can develop several unhealthy behaviors, including the lack of physical activity or sports, due to the incomplete maturity in the control of their body in the space. This research focuses on the creation of an "exergame" - a videogame especially designed to stimulate physical exercise - that, through voice commands, allows the visually impaired users to practice physical activity and train their abilities. This tool has been developed starting from an existing dance-game, by generating some appropriate interfaces that also involve the sensory channel of sight. Our research aims to study the effects related to this exergame on the motor control mechanism in a blind children's group, aged between 8 and 13 years: it focuses also on the joint use of movement analysis systems and of videogames in order to stimulate the physical activity in these subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event24th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, MIE 2012 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: Aug 26 2012Aug 29 2012


Other24th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, MIE 2012


  • Assisted devices
  • Exergame
  • Rehabilitation
  • Visually impaired

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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