Interactivated physical rehabilitation modules

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Conference publication

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Bongers, B, Smith, S, Pickrell, M, Hall, R & Donker, V 2013, 'Interactivated physical rehabilitation modules', Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Creativity & Cognition, Sydney, Australia, 17-20 June, ACM, New York, USA, pp. 371-372. ISBN: 9781450321501

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Physical rehabilitation therapies can be enhanced by using interactive technologies. Through several projects our team has developed an understanding of the practices and issues, and presented prototypes, interventions and demonstrators in order to gain feedback on our approach. The main requirements we have determined are motivation (offering rewarding feedback to the patients to stimulate them to participate fully in the therapies), customisation (the ability to adapt the systems to a wide range of needs of different patients and therapies), and independence (enabling the patients to follow therapies away from the hospital, when and where it suits them, under remote expert guidance of the therapists and practitioners). This demo presents three designs which were developed during the recent phases of the project.