LinkLights: a modular, user adaptable system to support rehabilitation practices

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The project described in this paper aims to provide assistive tools to support elderly people affected by vestibular dysfunction (i.e. a form of balance disorder leading to dizziness and nausea) in their home-based rehabilitation activities. Challenges emerge as the rehabilitation moves from a supervised hospital setting to private homes. Our studies have shown that the elderly people are less motivated to perform the training at home. This paper presents a tangible, portable, two dimensional modular platform called LinkLights that has been developed to sustain the home-based rehabilitation, giving clear guidelines what to do, adding motivational cues and elements of variation and surprise in the activity. Furthermore, a set of challenges for successful translocation of the therapeutic regimen from a supervised, hospital setting to an unsupervised home-based setting together with some early results of experimenting with this platform will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments
Number of pages8
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year2011
ISBN (print)978-1-4503-0772-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event4th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments 2011 - Kreta, Greece
Duration: 25 May 201127 May 2011

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments 2011
LandGreece
ByKreta
Periode25/05/201127/05/2011

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