LOW-COST METHODOLOGY FOR THE FOLLOW-UP AND MONITORING OF MUSCLE RECOVERY, BASED ON VIDEO GAME TECHNIQUES, APPLIED TO CHILDREN, IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC CAUSED BY COVID-19

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  • Wilver AUCCAHUASI, Sandra MEZA, Kitty URBANO, William HEREDIA

Abstract

At present, information and communication technologies are achieving notable
importance in all actions of people, from education, work and with greater emphasis on
health. It is in this area of knowledge that many applications arise based on the use of
hardware and software that try to help medical diagnosis, in this work we use the video
game console "Nintendo Switch" to interact with the child, so that children They can
play the games and at the same time be able to perform the rehabilitation exercises,
depending on the muscles to be recovered, in our case it is evaluated to recover the
mobility of the "elbow" and the muscles that interact with it, in a normal situation,
children have complications in performing rehabilitation exercises in health centers, this
refusal to perform the exercises may be due to fear or even more so, the environment
itself does not allow them to feel confident. The results allowed us to show that children
can perform rehabilitation exercises at home using the Nintendo Switch console, for the verification of the methodology, it was possible to configure the console with wireless
controls so that children can interact with the game "Just Dance" , where children try to
perform the same movements that are presented in the video game, with the help of the
surface electromyography circuit, the muscle activity linked to the signals can be
recorded. We can indicate that the methodology presented allows the use of a device
that children feel more comfortable and identified for complex tasks such as the issue of
recovery of elbow mobility, it can also be possible to record each movement with its
respective muscle activity, for analysis later by the doctor of the specialty of Physical
Therapy and rehabilitation. 

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Published

2020-12-02

How to Cite

Wilver AUCCAHUASI, Sandra MEZA, Kitty URBANO, William HEREDIA. (2020). LOW-COST METHODOLOGY FOR THE FOLLOW-UP AND MONITORING OF MUSCLE RECOVERY, BASED ON VIDEO GAME TECHNIQUES, APPLIED TO CHILDREN, IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC CAUSED BY COVID-19. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(6), 5599 - 5609. Retrieved from http://mail.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/1833