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A Computer Game based Motivation System forHuman Muscle Strength Testing

  • The objective of this thesis is to implement a computer game based motivation system for maximal strength testing on the Biodex System 3 Isokinetic Dynamometer. The prototype game has been designed to improve the peak torque produced in an isometric knee extensor strength test. An extensive analysis is performed on a torque data set from a previous study. The torque responses for five second long maximal voluntary contractions of the knee extensor are analyzed to understand torque response characteristics of different subjects. The parameters identifed in the data analysis are used in the implementation of the 'Shark and School of Fish' game. The behavior of the game for different torque responses is analyzed on a different torque data set from the previous study. The evaluation shows that the game rewards and motivates continuously over a repetition to reach the peak torque value. The evaluation also shows that the game rewards the user more if he overcomes a baseline torque value within the first second and then gradually increase the torque to reach peak torque.

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Document Type:Master's Thesis
Author:Tintu Mathew
Pagenumber:xiv, 68
Referee:Rainer Herpers, Joern Rittweger
Place of publication:Sankt Augustin
Granting Institution:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Contributing Corporation:Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Publication year:2012
Tag:Computer Game; Human Muscle; Motivation System
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Theses:Fachbereich / Informatik
Entry in this database:2016/03/31