Robots supporting play for children with physical disabilities: Exploring the potential of IROMEC

Renée J.F. Van Den Heuvel, Monique A.S. Lexis, Rianne M.L. Janssens, Patrizia Marti, Luc P. De Witte

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BACKGROUND: Play is essential for children's development. Children with severe physical disabilities often experience problems engaging in play. In rehabilitation and special education for children with physical disabilities play-like activities and play for play's sake are important. OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed at examining the possibilities of using the IROMEC robot in rehabilitation and special education for children with severe physical disabilities. METHODS: A mixed methods approach, using individual interviews, two rounds of focus group interviews, a questionnaire and a final session to reach consensus, was used to examine the match between the goals in therapy and special education and the IROMEC robot. RESULTS: The existing play scenarios of IROMEC have the potential to support play for children with severe physical disabilities, especially in the domains of movement functions, learning and applying knowledge, communication/interpersonal interactions and relationships, and play. CONCLUSIONS: The current study helped to build a body of evidence to the possibilities of the IROMEC robot. The results of this study can be used to further develop meaningful robotic play interventions for children with severe physical disabilities.

TaalEngels
Pagina's109-120
Aantal pagina's12
TijdschriftTechnology and Disability
Volume29
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 23 aug 2017

Vingerafdruk

Disabled Children
Special Education
Rehabilitation
Interviews
Somatotypes
Robotics
Child Development
Focus Groups
Consensus
Communication
Learning
Therapeutics

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    Van Den Heuvel, R. J. F., Lexis, M. A. S., Janssens, R. M. L., Marti, P., & De Witte, L. P. (2017). Robots supporting play for children with physical disabilities: Exploring the potential of IROMEC. Technology and Disability, 29(3), 109-120. DOI: 10.3233/TAD-160166
    Van Den Heuvel, Renée J.F. ; Lexis, Monique A.S. ; Janssens, Rianne M.L. ; Marti, Patrizia ; De Witte, Luc P./ Robots supporting play for children with physical disabilities : Exploring the potential of IROMEC. In: Technology and Disability. 2017 ; Vol. 29, Nr. 3. blz. 109-120
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