A Telerehabilitation System based on Wireless Motion Capture Sensors

Pedro Macedo, José A. Afonso, Luis A. Rocha, Ricardo Simoes


The constant growth of the elderly population in the world creates new challenges and opportunities in health care systems. New technological solutions have to be found in order to meet the needs and demands of our aging society. The welfare and quality of life of the elderly population must be a priority. Continuous physical activity will play an important role, due to the increase of the retirement age. However, physiotherapy can be expensive, even when the desire movements are autonomous and simple, also requires people to move to rehabilitation centres. Within this context, this paper describes the development and preliminary tests of a wireless sensor network, based on wearable inertial and magnetic sensors, applied to the capture of human motion. This will enable a personalized home-based rehabilitation system for the elderly or people in remote physical locations.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Macedo P., Afonso J., Rocha L. and Simoes R. (2014). A Telerehabilitation System based on Wireless Motion Capture Sensors . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems - Volume 1: PhyCS, ISBN 978-989-758-006-2, pages 55-62. DOI: 10.5220/0004873800550062

in Bibtex Style

author={Pedro Macedo and José A. Afonso and Luis A. Rocha and Ricardo Simoes},
title={A Telerehabilitation System based on Wireless Motion Capture Sensors},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems - Volume 1: PhyCS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems - Volume 1: PhyCS,
TI - A Telerehabilitation System based on Wireless Motion Capture Sensors
SN - 978-989-758-006-2
AU - Macedo P.
AU - Afonso J.
AU - Rocha L.
AU - Simoes R.
PY - 2014
SP - 55
EP - 62
DO - 10.5220/0004873800550062