Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation. 5th International Conference, ArtsIT 2016, and First International Conference, DLI 2016, Esbjerg, Denmark, May 2–3, 2016, Proceedings

Research Article

Designing Digital Tools for Physiotherapy

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-55834-9_9,
        author={Gabriela Postolache and Raul Oliveira and Octavian Postolache},
        title={Designing Digital Tools for Physiotherapy},
        proceedings={Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation. 5th International Conference, ArtsIT 2016, and First International Conference, DLI 2016, Esbjerg, Denmark, May 2--3, 2016, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ARTSIT AND DLI},
        year={2017},
        month={3},
        keywords={Context based design Online training Serious games},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-55834-9_9}
    }
    
  • Gabriela Postolache
    Raul Oliveira
    Octavian Postolache
    Year: 2017
    Designing Digital Tools for Physiotherapy
    ARTSIT AND DLI
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-55834-9_9
Gabriela Postolache1,*, Raul Oliveira2, Octavian Postolache3,*
  • 1: Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes
  • 2: Faculdade de Motricidade Humana
  • 3: Instituto de Telecomunicações, ISCTE-IUL
*Contact email: opostolache@lx.it.pt, octavian.postolache@gmail.com

Abstract

With advances in information and communication technologies (ICT), dramatic changes have been produced in physiotherapy provision. However, low adoption of the developed technologies calls attention for better theoretical model and methods for ICT design, which may fulfill the needs of physiotherapists and their patients. In this work we discuss the framework of designing ICT for physiotherapy based on some results obtained from the perspectives of physiotherapists and patients on electronic health records for physiotherapy. We underscore the importance of considering the context - the conditions in social and physical environment as well as end-users internal conditions to be in place - for a specific physiotherapy process.