Integrating Tangible User Interfaces into Stroke Survivor’s Everyday Activities at Home

Mikko Kytö, David McGookin

Research output: Other contributionScientific


A successful stroke rehabilitation process requires typically repetitive exercises to be conducted at home after discharge from hospital. The problem with the exercises is that rehabilitees find them boring and tedious. In order to overcome the problems of discontinuing the training, we have started a three-year project, called ActivABLES, on how to integrate tangible user interfaces (TUIs) into everyday activities of stroke rehabilitees at homes. Coupling TUIs with the day-to- day activities enables digital computing which provides new possibilities (e.g., better feedback) for supporting continuation of rehabilitation. In this position paper, we present our research approach on stroke rehabilitation and provide research challenges to be tackled in the field.
Original languageEnglish
TypePosition paper in Tangibles4Health workshop in ACM SIGCHI
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2016


  • Tangible User Interface; stroke; rehabilitation; activity of daily living; home


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