Using both hands: Tangibles for stroke rehabilitation in the home

Mikko Kytö, Laura Maye, David McGookin

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Abstract

Stroke is one of the most common causes of long-term disability in the world, significantly reducing quality of life through impairing motor functions and cognitive abilities. Whilst rehabilitation exercises can help in the recovery of motor function impairments, stroke survivors rarely exercise enough, leading to far from optimal recovery. In this paper, we investigate how upper limb stroke rehabilitation can be supported using interactive tangible bimanual devices in the home. We customise the rehabilitation activities based on individual rehabilitation requirements and motivation of stroke survivors. Through evaluation with five stroke survivors, we uncovered insight into how tangible stroke rehabilitation systems for the home should be designed. These revealed the special importance of tailorable form factors as well as supporting self-awareness and grip exercises in order to increase the independence of stroke survivors to carry out activities of daily living.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherACM
Pages1-14
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359702
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 May 20199 May 2019
https://chi2019.acm.org/

Conference

ConferenceACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleACM CHI
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period04/05/201909/05/2019
Internet address

Keywords

  • Bilateral
  • Bimanual
  • Home
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke
  • Tangible interaction

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    Kytö, M., Maye, L., & McGookin, D. (2019). Using both hands: Tangibles for stroke rehabilitation in the home. In CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-14). [382] ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300612