Gr!pp: Integrating Activities of Daily Living into Hand Rehabilitation

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Impaired hand function impacts many stroke patients' daily lives, leading to a lack of independence and difficulty in performing activities of daily living (ADL). There are various assistive devices and interactive exercise monitoring systems that aim to help stroke patients perform unsupervised at-home hand rehabilitation exercises. However, for these efforts to work, the patients are required to self-supervise their rehabilitation process at home and allocate time in their daily schedule, which often is challenging. In this paper, we propose an alternative method. We hypothesize and test the idea of seamlessly integrating hand rehabilitation exercises with the products used for cooking. To this aim, we followed a research through design approach, developed Gr!pp and tested it with two stroke patients. Our results show that Gr!pp can facilitate intuitive use by its form. We also found other application areas of Gr!pp (e.g., eating) and improvement points (e.g., gamification) to promote motivation. We conclude our paper with further implications and our contribution to the tangible interaction design field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEI 2022
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450391474
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2022
Event16th International Conference on Tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction, TEI 2022 - KAIST, Korean Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Daejeon, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Duration: 13 Feb 202216 Feb 2022
Conference number: 16

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference16th International Conference on Tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction, TEI 2022
Abbreviated titleTEI 2022
Country/TerritoryKorea, Democratic People's Republic of
Internet address


  • activities of daily living
  • at-home rehabilitation
  • Hand
  • stroke
  • tangible interaction
  • 22/1 OA procedure


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