Exploring in-hospital rehabilitation exercises for stroke patients: Informing interaction design

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Conference Proceeding
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 2017, pp. 228 - 237
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© 2017 Association for Computing Machinery. All rights reserved. Rehabilitation 1 exercises following stroke are by necessity repetitive and consequently can be tedious for patients. Hospitals are set up with equipment such as clothes pegs, wooden blocks and mechanical hand counters, which patients use to re-learn how to manipulate objects. The aim of this study is to understand the context of stroke patients rehabilitation as well as which types of feedback are most appropriate for patients when performing their rehabilitation exercises. Over 60 hours were spent observing stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation. Fourteen stroke patients who had attended a balance class were interviewed about their experiences and the feedback they received. From this fieldwork, a set of design guidelines has been developed to guide researchers and designers developing computer-based equipment for stroke patient rehabilitation.
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