Jewel Mine

This project is part of the research conducted at the USC ICT Motor Rehab Lab under Dr. Belinda Lange. I handled the creation of the initial prototype, shown in the video below, for a game designed to make repetitive motor rehab tasks more fun and entertaining.

The task here is a reaching task intended for the rehabilitation of motor impairments resulting from stroke or traumatic brain injury. More information on the lab’s work can be found here: http://medvr.ict.usc.edu/projects/rehabilitation-engineering-research-center-rerc/

Responsibilities:

  • Art: mine cart, avatar, tunnel, jewels, effects

  • Animation

  • Level Editing
     

Contributions:

  • Kinect motion tracking code

  • Gesture recognition code


Tools:

  • Primesense camera (the hardware that drives Microsoft Kinect)

  • Maya

  • Unity 3D game engine