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Towards customizable games for stroke rehabilitation

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Towards customizable games for stroke rehabilitation
Stroke is the leading cause of long term disability among adults in industrialized nations. The partial paralysis that stroke patients often experience can make independent living difficult or impossible. Research suggests that many of these patients could recover by performing hundreds of daily repetitions of motions with their affected limbs. Yet, only 31% of patients perform the exercises recommended by their therapists. Home-based stroke rehabilitation games may help motivate stroke patients to perform the necessary exercises to recover. In this paper, we describe a formative study in which we designed and user tested stroke rehabilitation games with both stroke patients and therapists. We describe the lessons we learned about what makes games useful from a therapeutic point of view. Author Keywords stroke rehabilitation, video games, design ACM Classification Keywords H5.m. Information interfaces and presentation (e.g., HCI): Miscellaneous. General Terms Human Factors, Design
Gazihan Alankus, Amanda Lazar, Matt May, Caitlin K
Added 17 May 2010
Updated 17 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where CHI
Authors Gazihan Alankus, Amanda Lazar, Matt May, Caitlin Kelleher
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