Personalized approaches in medicine are very popular. Treatment with customized therapies is intended to achieve better results and be less stressful on the patients. This could soon also be the case for physiotherapy and rehabilitation since every person is not just different - he also moves differently.
MEDICA.de spoke with Jan Smeddinck about playful exercise programs that are meant to adapt to the user, and the important role a sensor mat plays with back exercises. Also, find out how older users can be addressed with digital games.Mr. Smeddinck, you are involved in the "Adaptify" project. What does the name stand for?Jan Smeddinck: The name is derived from the English verb "to adapt", which means to conform and adjust to something. This is an important point for us in playful exercise programs that support physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and prevention. They are designed to adapt to a user’s individual skills and needs.
The project's objective is to personalize the programs for these applications. We are currently addressing problems of the lower back. Ultimately, the goal is for persons with chronic back pain to perform a greater variety of exercises than otherwise possible. ...
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