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|Title:||Resonance: an interactive tabletop artwork for co-located group rehabilitation and play.|
|Epworth Authors:||Williams, Gavin|
Traumatic Brain Injury
Epworth HealthCare, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Physiotherapy Department, Epworth Healthcare, Melbourne, Australia
|Conference:||HCI International 2015, 2-7th August|
|Conference Location:||Los Angeles, USA|
|Abstract:||In this paper we describe the design and development of Resonance, an interactive tabletop artwork that targets upper-limb movement rehabilitation for patients with an acquired brain injury. The artwork consists of several interactive game environments, which enable artistic expression, exploration and play. Each environment aims to encourage collaborative, cooperative, and competitive modes of interaction for small groups (2-4) of co-located participants. We discuss how participants can perform movement tasks face-to-face with others using tangible user interfaces in creative and engaging activities. We pay particular attention to design elements that support multiple users and discuss preliminary user evaluation of the system. Our research indicates that group based rehabilitation using Resonance has the potential to stimulate a high level of interest and enjoyment in patients; facilitates social interaction, complements conventional therapy; and is intrinsically motivating.|
|Affiliated Organisations:||School of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia|
|Appears in Collections:||Neurosciences|
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