Development of Interactive Hand Rehabilitation Tools Based on Activities of Daily Living

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Hand rehabilitation aims to improve patients' hand and arm skills, improve adherence to training and increase their participation in activities of daily living (ADLs). A novel way of achieving this is to employ ADL-based interactive rehabilitation tools and show patients how their improved skills can be transferable to daily tasks. Hence, in this paper, we report the results of a set of studies carried out with six healthy individuals and two physiotherapists to discover the potential of integrating ADLs into interactive hand rehabilitation tools. Consequently, we designed two interactive drinking-based concepts and tested those with three stroke patients. We found that ADL-based training couples particularly well with functional training. Still, selecting appropriate functional exercises that match the ADL is an essential task to transfer training outcomes to a functional setting. Based on our findings, this paper highlights that ADL-based interactive hand rehabilitation training must minimally deviate from the original ADLs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEI 2023 - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
ISBN (Electronic)9781450399777
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2023
Event17th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2023 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 26 Feb 20231 Mar 2023
Conference number: 17


Conference17th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2023
Abbreviated titleTEI 2023

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