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

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    Kirk Pedro, Goldsmiths, University of London, United KingdomMick Grierson, Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom
  • Rebeka Bodak
  • Nick Ward, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, United KingdomFran Brander, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, United KingdomKate Kelly, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, United KingdomNicholas Newman, Hounslow and Richmond Community Health Care NHS Trust, London, United KingdomLauren 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 - California, San Jose, United States
Duration: 7 May 201612 May 2016

Conference

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

    Research areas

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

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