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Title: Integrating serious games and tangible objects for functional handgrip training: A user study of Handly in persons with Multiple Sclerosis
Authors: Vandermaesen, Marijke
De Weyer, Tom
Feys, Peter
Luyten, Kris
Coninx, Karin
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016
Abstract: We present Handly, an integrated upper-limb rehabilitation system for persons with a neurological disorder. Handly consists of tangibles for training four hand tasks with specific functional handgrips and a motivational game. These persons need intensive personalized therapy in order to sustain or enhance their abilities and aptitude in daily activities. Conventional approaches require intense support by a therapist or usage of expensive robots, both of which are not a sustainable model of training. Handly combines tangibles specifically designed for repetitive task-oriented motor skill training of typical daily activities with serious gaming, thus offering a comprehensive approach. A feedback mechanism guides the user and an accessible game environment stimulates individual training. We performed an initial evaluation of Handly with eight persons with Multiple Sclerosis. We show that a tangible-virtual environment for intensive upper-limb rehabilitation is feasible and that this approach is highly appreciated by the patients.
Notes: Vandermaesen, M (reprint author), Hasselt Univ tUL IMinds, Expertise Ctr Digital Media, Diepenbeek, Belgium. marijke.vandermaesen@uhasselt.be; tom.deweyer@uhasselt.be; peter.feys@uhasselt.be; kris.luyten@uhasselt.be; karin.coninx@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/21067
DOI: 10.1145/2901790.2901841
ISI #: 000390478300088
ISBN: 9781450340311
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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