A Set of Serious Games Scenarios Based on Pepper Robots as Rehab Standing Frames for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Leila Mouzehkesh Pirborj, Fady Alnajjar, Stephen Mathew, Rafat Damseh, Muthu Kumar Nadimuthu

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One of the major issues in pediatric rehabilitation practices relates to children refusing to participate in or perform associated exercises targeted to improve their physical condition. Technology and serious games are effective approaches to engage and motivate children and assist therapists in rehabilitation exercises. This Paper tries to elicit from children's requirements for the objective of designing efficient serious games scenarios that facilitate the rehabilitation procedure. A novel set of six rehabilitation game scenarios on standing frame for robotic assistance involving children with cerebral palsy is presented. We discuss the use of serious games on a standing frame in terms of humanoid robot limitations and capabilities. The scenarios have been developed based on specialists’ observations and in situ consultations with therapists at a pediatric rehabilitation center. Our findings are expected to help in future research tailored toward studying the effectiveness of adding humanoid robots to rehabilitation games to increase children’s motivation, engagement, and enjoyment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Robotics - 15th International Conference, ICSR 2023, Proceedings
EditorsAbdulaziz Al Ali, John-John Cabibihan, Nader Meskin, Silvia Rossi, Wanyue Jiang, Hongsheng He, Shuzhi Sam Ge
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9789819987146
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event15th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2023 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: Dec 3 2023Dec 7 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume14453 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference15th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2023


  • Human-robot Interaction
  • Motivation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Scenario

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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