The communication of boccia athletes with cerebral palsy through the use of computer vision in Paraná, Brazil

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v11i6.29280

Keywords:

Augmentative and alternative communication; Paralympic Sports Education; Boccia; Assistive technology.

Abstract

Paralympic Boccia (BP) is a sport that assists people with severe physical disabilities, including people with cerebral palsy (CP), whose social interaction and communication may be flawed. In this sport, athletes with communication difficulties can produce a lower sports performance, as they are not able to convey their needs clearly. To increase communication channels during game tasks, was the objective of this study. The research, divided into two phases, had the participation of 27 BP athletes. In Phase 1, 25 athletes responded to an online form, with 69 phrases used by them to communicate in a game. In Phase 2, five athletes, among which three also participated in Phase 1, used the PGCA system. The data showed that the most frequent phrases are greeting and farewell phrases, and some discussion phrases related to the game. In Phase 2, the PGCA system built an image, considering the speed of the gesture and the body segment used for its execution, which was interpreted and the corresponding sentence was pronounced. In the final stage of the research, the effectiveness of 22% in gesture recognition, the efficiency of 12.80s for the system to recognize the gestures and pronounce the corresponding frase and the good usability for the context of the study, favor indications for an active participation with greater autonomy of these athletes, providing also new experiences of accessibility to BP, pedagogical teaching and paralympic sports education.

Author Biographies

Anderson Paulo Scorsato, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná

Mestre em Microbiologia, Parasitologia e Patologia (UFPR)

Graduação em Estatística (UFPR)

Técnico de monitoramento de indicadores (Grupo Marista)

Analista de gestão em saúde na Caixa de Assistência aos Funcionários do Banco do Brasil.

Adair José Pereira da Rocha, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná

Mestre em Educação (UFPR)
Membro do Centro de Pesquisa em Educação e Pedagogia do Esporte (UFPR)
Professor colaborador da graduação em Educação Física (UFPR)
Técnico da Seleção Paranaense de Basquetebol de Surdos
Técnico da Seleção Curitibana de Basquetebol em Cadeira de Rodas

Giovana Romano, Universidade de São Paulo

MBA em Marketing Esportivo (ESPM)
Bacharel em Esporte (USP)
Gerente de Projetos e Desenvolvimento (CBCP)
Coordenadora de Projetos (LNB/NBB)
Com mais de anos de experiência em gestão do esporte

Valdomiro de Oliveira, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná

Mestre em Ciências do Desporto (UNICAMP)
Especialista em Treinamento Desportivo (UNOPAR)
Especialista em Treinamento de Alto Nível (ICF/Moscou, Rússia)
Líder do Centro de Pesquisa em Educação e Pedagogia do Esporte (UFPR)
Prof. de Pedagogia do Esporte e Basquetebol Associado (UFPR)

Silvia Amélia Bim, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná

Doutora em informática (PUC-Rio)

Mestre em Ciências da Computação (UNICAMP)

Membro do Programa de Extensão Permanente: Acessibilidade no Ensino Superior (UTFPR)

 

Adriana Maria Wan Stadnik, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná

Doutorado em Estudos da Criança - Ed. Física, Lazer e Recreação (UMINHO)

Mestrado em Engenharia de Produção (UFSC)

 

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04/05/2022

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CIESIELSKI JUNIOR, D. F. .; SCORSATO, A. P. .; ROCHA, A. J. P. da .; ROMANO, G.; OLIVEIRA, V. de .; BIM, S. A. .; STADNIK, A. M. W. . The communication of boccia athletes with cerebral palsy through the use of computer vision in Paraná, Brazil. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 6, p. e46611629280, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i6.29280. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/29280. Acesso em: 28 may. 2022.

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