Eye Free Yoga - An Exergame Using Kinect
M.D.Nirmal, Bhandari Kalyani Chandrakant, Kadam Jayashree Pramod, Bujone Vaidehi Vilas, Shelke Swapnali Kishor
KEYWORDS: Accessibility;video games;exergames; visual impairments; Kinect; eyes-free; audio feedback; yoga.
ABSTRACT: In our day to day life, yoga plays an important role to improve physical and mental health. Normal people can manage their schedule and attend yoga classes but the problem for blind people arises. We need to provide special trainer to train blind or low vision people. Due to busy schedule of today’s generation, no one can dedicate sufficient time to provide training. So here we have developed an application which can train and teach this exergame to the blind and low vision people by using kinect, developed by Microsoft, which acts as a yoga instructor, teaches yoga poses and has customized auditory-only feedback based on skeletal tracking. We found participants enjoyed the exergame and the extra auditory feedback helped in understanding each pose. The report discusses the postulates of yoga as science of mind. The yogic practices not only server as prevention and cure of mental disorder but also result in mental piece and higher psychic and spiritual attainments. In the yogic psycho-physiology of the pranic system, the body, mind and spirit work in an integrated manner. Expansion of consciousness takes place through the awakening of the of the chakras. The report reports findings based on scientific data to demonstrate the psycho-therapeutic use of yoga, and underlines some simple yogic techniques for mental health.
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