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2009
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Using a multi-touch tabletop for upper extremity motor rehabilitation

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Using a multi-touch tabletop for upper extremity motor rehabilitation
Millions of people in Canada have impairments that result in a loss of function and directly affect their ability to carry out activities of daily living. Many individuals with disabilities enter into rehabilitation programs to improve their motor functioning and quality of life. Currently, many of the activities and exercises that are performed are monotonous, uninteresting, and do not inspire patients to perform to the best of their abilities. The usage of traditional exercises can also make it difficult for therapists to objectively measure and track patient progress. The integration of highly interactive and immersive technologies into rehabilitation programs has the potential to benefit both patients and therapists. We have developed a multi-touch tabletop system, the AIR Touch, which combines existing multi-touch technologies with a suite of new rehabilitation-centric applications. The AIR Touch was developed under the guidance of practicing occupational therapists. Author Keywo...
Michelle Annett, Fraser Anderson, Darrell Goertzen
Added 19 May 2010
Updated 19 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where OZCHI
Authors Michelle Annett, Fraser Anderson, Darrell Goertzen, Jonathan Halton, Quentin Ranson, Walter F. Bischof, Pierre Boulanger
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