Game System for Rehabilitation Based on Kinect is Effective for Mental Retardation

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Kinect has already been widely used in the area of retardation, and this study is to evaluate whether the Game System for Rehabilitation based on Kinect is effective for children with mental retardation. The subjects in this paper are 112 children with mental retardation in Zhejiang province of China. The Game System for Rehabilitation based on Kinect was applied to assist the rehabilitation of children. Before the training, the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) was used to evaluate abilities of children, including self-care, mobility, and social function. And after having been trained for a month, the abilities of these children were evaluated again by PEDI. The results in this paper is that, after the application of Game System for Rehabilitation based on Kinect, the PEDI score of children is significantly higher than the score before training. And it can be concluded that the Game System for Rehabilitation based on Kinect can significantly improve self-care, mobility, and social function of children with MR.

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Fu, Y., Wu, J., Wu, S., Chai, H., & Xu, Y. (2015). Game System for Rehabilitation Based on Kinect is Effective for Mental Retardation. In MATEC Web of Conferences (Vol. 22). EDP Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20152201036

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