Designing Tangible Tabletop Interfaces for Patients in Rehabilitation

Abstract

We investigated the potentials and acceptance of tangible tabletop (TT) interfaces in functional and neural rehabilitation. Our goal was to analyse whether TT systems are adequate for rehabilitation and its sub categories and whether these tools have the potential to create an added value for both patients and therapists. We further investigated conventional practices and rehabilitation tools that could be adequately adapted to TT interfaces. Based on theoretical work and on the results of two focus groups with therapists and a contextual inquiry we developed three concepts for TT tools. Finally we present the resulting paper and interactive prototypes.

Publication
Talk: Conference & Workshop on Assistive Technologies for People with Vision & Hearing Impairments: Assistive Technology for All Ages, CVHI 2007, Granada, Spain; 08-28-2007 - 08-31-2007; in: “Proceedings of the Conference and Workshop on Assistive Technology for People with Vision and Hearing Impairments”, M. Hersh (ed.); (2007), 7 pages
Karin Kappel
Projektass. Dipl.-Ing. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dr.techn.
Thomas Grechenig
Thomas Grechenig
Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.