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The use of Matti : a tangible user interface in physical rehabilitation to motivate children and older adults
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Abstract
Highly motivated patients who enjoy their physical rehabilitation tend to attain better therapeutic outcomes. However, given the prolonged repetitive nature of postural control rehabilitation in older adults and children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD), motivation levels might drop quickly. Exergames and digital therapy tools could offer practical answers to this issue and allow therapists to provide patients objective outcome measurements. To incorporate digital innovation in clinical and rehabilitation practices, this study discusses Matti, an interactive system created as a customisable tangible user interface (TUI). Its usability in pediatric and geriatric physiotherapy contexts is explored and evaluated through user evaluation. The Matti device was found to be usable and enjoyable for exergaming rehabilitation. However, additional study on measuring capabilities is needed to enable the accurate and reliable objective outcome measurements through this TUI. Future research should analyse how this TUI and gamified postural control assessment affects patients' motivation and therapeutic outcomes.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of human factors and ergonomics
Publication
2023
DOI
10.1504/IJHFE.2023.135483
Volume/pages
10 :4 (2023) , p. 1-19
ISI
001138138500004
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 14.12.2024
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Creation 01.02.2024
Last edited 19.02.2024
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