Augmenting Rehabilitation Centers with Context-Aware Digital Environments (ARCADE)

Type: National Project Project

Duration: from 2018 Oct 01 to 2022 Sep 30

Financed by: FCT

Prime Contractor: R - INESC-ID Lisboa (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal

ARCADE proposes leveraging interactive and digital technologies to create context-aware workspaces and improve physical rehabilitation practices for both physiotherapists and patients. Following a multidisciplinary approach, the proposed research blends computer science, computer engineering, computational biomechanics, physiotherapy, interaction design, and pervasive computing. Based on an active participation of stakeholders, ARCADE combines commodity markerless tracking technologies, interactive objects, and large-scale screens to create smart spaces that recognize and adapt to individual behaviours of users in clinical rehabilitation settings. ARCADEs key contributions include: extension of commodity depth sensors with accurate biomechanical algorithms; retrofit of rehabilitation equipment to track kinematic performance; and a context-aware environment reactive to physiotherapists and patients actions in rehabilitation settings.


  • H - Hospital de Egas Moniz (Other) - Portugal
  • R - INESC-ID Lisboa (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal

Principal Investigators