Interaction Design for Rehabilitation

Speaker:  Panos Markopoulos – Eindhoven, Netherlands
Topic(s):  Applied Computing


There is a growing demand for rehabilitation and this necessitates the development of rehabilitation technology. Further, such technologies can not only improve the quantity of rehabilitation that can be offered but also its quality. For a long time, this challenge has been considered as a purely engineering and technical challenge. The prolific growth of such technologies and the increasing relevance of tele-rehabilitation scenarios, mean have drawn the attention of industry and academia to the challenge of designing such technologies to motivate patients, to ensure compliance, good ergonomics and product design to support the correct execution of training exercises, and of course the potential of generating immense amounts of data that can help monitor and provide feedback regarding patient progress. This talk presents a few cases of such technologies and discusses some general challenges such as designing appropriate feedback, including patients in participatory design processes, acceptance of technologies, evaluation in the field, and interaction design issues relating to the implementation of innovations in healthcare.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  40
Duration:  60 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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