13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Demos and Posters

Research Article

Interactive Balance and Walking Training for Stroke Survivors

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-5-2019.2283329,
        author={Charlotte  Magnusson and Steinunn Arnars \^{O}lafsd\^{o}ttir and H\^{e}ctor  Caltenco and Kirsten  Rassmus-Gr\o{}hn and Th\^{o}ra  Hafsteinsdottir and Helga  J\^{o}nsd\^{o}ttir and Ingibj\o{}rg  Hjaltad\^{o}ttir and Bitte  Rydeman},
        title={Interactive Balance and Walking Training for Stroke Survivors},
        proceedings={13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Demos and Posters},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI},
        year={2019},
        month={6},
        keywords={stroke balance training interactive rehabilitation inclusive multimodal},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-5-2019.2283329}
    }
    
  • Charlotte Magnusson
    Steinunn Arnars Ólafsdóttir
    Héctor Caltenco
    Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn
    Thóra Hafsteinsdottir
    Helga Jónsdóttir
    Ingibjörg Hjaltadóttir
    Bitte Rydeman
    Year: 2019
    Interactive Balance and Walking Training for Stroke Survivors
    PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-5-2019.2283329
Charlotte Magnusson1,*, Steinunn Arnars Ólafsdóttir2, Héctor Caltenco1, Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn1, Thóra Hafsteinsdottir3, Helga Jónsdóttir2, Ingibjörg Hjaltadóttir2, Bitte Rydeman1
  • 1: Department of Design Sciences, Lund University
  • 2: Faculty of Nursing, University of Iceland
  • 3: Department of Rehabilitation, Nursing, University Medical Center Utrecht
*Contact email: charlotte.magnusson@certec.lth.se

Abstract

In the ActivAbles and STARR projects we have developed interactive training tools for stroke survivors. A prototype system includes an interactive balance foam pad, feedback lamps and a step counting game app which all connect to a central server. The feedback is designed to be inclusive - designs are multimodal, and the setup is flexible and can easily be adapted. We describe the system and report results from a feasibility study with 10 stroke survivors who used the system for a longer period in the home.