Motivating stroke rehabilitation through music: A feasibility study using digital musical instruments in the home

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  • Kirk Pedro
    Kirk PedroGoldsmiths, University of LondonUnited Kingdom
  • Mick Grierson
    Mick GriersonGoldsmiths University of LondonUnited Kingdom
  • Rebeka Bodak
  • Nick Ward
    Nick WardThe National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, LondonUnited Kingdom
  • Fran Brander
    Fran BranderThe National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, LondonUnited Kingdom
  • Kate Kelly
    Kate KellyThe National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, LondonUnited Kingdom
  • Nicholas Newman
    Nicholas NewmanHounslow and Richmond Community Health Care NHS Trust, LondonUnited Kingdom
  • Lauren Stewart
Digital approaches to physical rehabilitation are becoming
increasingly common [14] and embedding these new
technologies within a musical framework may be
particularly motivating [11,12]. The current feasibility
study aimed to test if digital musical instruments (DMIs)
could aid in the self-management of stroke rehabilitation in
the home, focusing on seated forward reach movements of
the upper limb. Participants (n=3), all at least 11 months
post stroke, participated in 15 researcher-led music making
sessions over a 5 week intervention period. The sessions
involved them ‘drumming’ to the beat of self-chosen tunes
using bespoke digital drum pads that were synced
wirelessly to an iPad App and triggered percussion sounds
as feedback. They were encouraged to continue these
exercises when the researcher was not present. The results
showed significant levels of self-management and
significant increases in functional measures with some
evidence for transfer into tasks of daily living.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Number of pages4
Publication year7 May 2016
Pages1781-1785
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StatePublished - 7 May 2016
EventACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - San Jose, United States

Conference

ConferenceACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
LocationCalifornia
LandUnited States
BySan Jose
Periode07/05/201612/05/2016

    Keywords

  • Stroke Rehabilitation, Digital Musical Interfaces, Auditory Feedback, Self-management, Entrainment

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