The “IMIC”-RehabGame “Tornalino” uses a third-person view and focuses on the ChARMin-therapy. The tornado “Tornalino” sweeps over a planet’s surface, lifting up magic fires from small vulcanos. These fires can be transported over the planet and used to ignite rockets which might be found on the way. The game aims to combine the cognitive task of searching for fires and rockets with the patient’s physical performance of raising and lowering the arm in front of the body, pro- and supination of the forearm and a grasping movement. The game’s main reward is the visual feedback of a successfully ignited rocket, taking off into the skies.


A.L. Martin, U. Götz and R. Bauer, “Development of Task-specific RehabGame Settings for Robot-assisted Pediatric Movement Therapies,” In Proceedings of the 7th IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Games Media Entertainment Conference (GEM), IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2014, pp. 1-4.

A.L. Martin, U. Götz and R. Bauer, “IMIC – Innovative Movement Therapies in Childhood”, Neurol Rehabil, C., Dettmers, P.W. Schönle, C. Weiller, Eds., 20th ed., vol. 4, Hippocampus: Bad Honnef, 2014, pp. 215-225.