Publication
Title
The development of an adaptive device for children with a hand impairment
Author
Abstract
Children with mild symbrachydactyly (<4 missing fingers) are considered to have a low-degree of functional impairment. In this study, we suggest an adaptive device and evaluate the device on its beneficiary effects. Five children (age 6-10) are fitted with a prototype and are asked to train with the device at home for a period of three weeks. The SHAP-C test is used to measure the level of functionality of the healthy hand, the impaired hand and the prototype of the adaptive device. With the SHAP-C, no additional beneficial effects of the device were measured. However, children tended to use the device well for specific activities such as holding a fork during dinner. Also, three out of five reacted positively on the colourful design of the prototype adaptive device, wanting to show the device to family, friends and classmates. The results provide feedback for further improvements of adaptive devices to enhance motoric functionality and empower children with mild to severe symbrachydactyly.
Language
English
Source (book)
Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association : Ergonomics in Design, Design for All, Activity Theories for Work Analysis and Design, Affective Design / Bagnara, Sebastiano [edit.]
Source (series)
Advances in intelligent systems and computing ; 824
Publication
Cham : Springer international publishing ag, 2019
ISBN
978-3-319-96070-8
978-3-319-96070-8
978-3-319-96071-5
Volume/pages
824(2019), p. 612-621
ISI
000473061800054
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UAntwerpen
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Project info
Developing a user-friendly control system for a dexterous arm prosthesis for children with a bilateral transverse arm reduction
Cognitive assessment platform (CAP): Capturing physiological interaction parameters of caregivers during stressful ICU interventions, towards the development of dynamic caregivers' assistant interfaces (CAI).
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 04.10.2018
Last edited 24.08.2021
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