Assessment of manual dexterity in VR: Towards a fully-automated version of the Box and Blocks Test

In recent years, the possibility of using serious gaming technology for the automation of clinical procedures for assessment of motor function have captured the interest of the research community. In this paper, a virtual version of the Box and Blocks Test (BBT) for manual dexterity assessment is presented. This game-like system combines the classical BBT mechanics with a play-centric approach to accomplish a fully automated test for assessing hand motor function, making it more accessible and easier to administer. Additionally, some variants of the tradi-tional mechanics are proposed in order to fully exploit the advantages of the chosen technology. This ongoing research aims to provide the clinical practitioners with a customisable, intuitive, and reliable tool for the assessment and rehabilitation of hand motor function.

Author
Edwin Daniel Ona
Jaime A. GARCIA
William RAFFE
Alberto JARDON
Carlos BALAGUER
Presented At
Australia’s premier digital health, e-health and health informatics conference, HIC 2019
Year
2019
Type
Journal Article