A Robot-based Application for Physical Exercise Training

Michalis Foukarakis, Ilia Adami, Danae Ioannidi, Asterios Leonidis, Damien Michel, Ammar Qammaz, Konstantinos Papoutsakis, Margherita Antona, Antonis Argyros


According to studies, performing physical exercise is beneficial for reducing the risk of falling in the elderly and prolonging their stay at home. In addition, regular exercising helps cognitive function and increases posi-tive behaviour for seniors with cognitive impairment and dementia. In this paper, a fitness application integrat-ed into a service robot is presented. Its aim is to motivate the users to perform physical training by providing relevant exercises and useful feedback on their progress. The application utilizes the robot vision system to track and recognize user movements and activities and supports multimodal interaction with the user. The pa-per describes the design challenges, the system architecture, the user interface and the human motion capturing module. Additionally, it discusses some results from user testing in laboratory and home-based trials.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Foukarakis M., Adami I., Ioannidi D., Leonidis A., Michel D., Qammaz A., Papoutsakis K., Antona M. and Argyros A. (2016). A Robot-based Application for Physical Exercise Training . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, (ICT4AGEINGWELL 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-180-9, pages 45-52. DOI: 10.5220/0005800300450052

in Bibtex Style

author={Michalis Foukarakis and Ilia Adami and Danae Ioannidi and Asterios Leonidis and Damien Michel and Ammar Qammaz and Konstantinos Papoutsakis and Margherita Antona and Antonis Argyros},
title={A Robot-based Application for Physical Exercise Training},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, (ICT4AGEINGWELL 2016)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, (ICT4AGEINGWELL 2016)
TI - A Robot-based Application for Physical Exercise Training
SN - 978-989-758-180-9
AU - Foukarakis M.
AU - Adami I.
AU - Ioannidi D.
AU - Leonidis A.
AU - Michel D.
AU - Qammaz A.
AU - Papoutsakis K.
AU - Antona M.
AU - Argyros A.
PY - 2016
SP - 45
EP - 52
DO - 10.5220/0005800300450052