I'm a surgeon in Switzerland interested in how patients recover after spinal cord injuries. We're just setting out on a project in which we're using Stepmania 5 on an Impact DancePad as a fun task to train the lower limbs of people with spinal cord injuries as well as normal control subjects. We're then going to scan them at regular intervals to see what changes the training causes in their brains and spinal cords. We've used the Dancing Monkeys script to make a load of songs and feedback from our pilot studies have been very positive. I've found some of the Q&As on here very useful but have a specific question I thought some of you might be able to help me with.
We're using the overall percentage score in SM5 as our key metric for assessing progress. Subjects have to get more than 80% in three songs before they can progress to a higher level (faster bpms or increased difficulty level). In addition, I want to know what their individual legs are doing - I'd like to get a percentage score for both the left and right arrows for each song, as this reflects the motor ability of each leg and can be used to track progress in more detail. The up and down arrows should be excluded from this readout as they could be hit by either leg. I'm sure there's a way of recording / accessing this data. Any of you clever programmer types got an idea of how to go about this?
I've cross posted in the FFR forum.
Thanks in advance for your valued input,