REHAP balance tiles: a modular system supporting balance rehabilitation

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the design, development, implementation and user evaluation of an interactive modular tile system, aimed to support balance rehabilitation of patients recovering from a stroke. The REHAP Balance Tiles system is an innovative tool, which has been developed in close collaboration with therapists and patients in stroke units of health rehabilitation institutes in Sydney, Australia and Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The system was designed to allow therapists to tailor exercises for each patient by changing the physical configuration of tiles. We report a user evaluation in a rehabilitation clinic, which lasted five weeks. Results indicate that the tiles can fulfill their envisioned purpose. They are received well by therapists, meeting requirements for ease of use, motivational feedback, modularity and flexibility.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2015 9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth), 20-23 May 2015, Istanbul, Turkey
    Place of PublicationPiscataway
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Pages201-208
    ISBN (Print)978-1-63190-045-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2015
    Event9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2015) - Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: 20 May 201523 May 2015
    Conference number: 9
    http://pervasivehealth.org/2015/show/home

    Conference

    Conference9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2015)
    Abbreviated titlePervasiveHealth 2015
    Country/TerritoryTurkey
    CityIstanbul
    Period20/05/1523/05/15
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