Patient Feedback Design for Stroke Rehabilitation Technology
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The use of technology in stroke rehabilitation is increasingly common. An important aspect in stroke rehabilitation is feedback towards the patient, but research on how such feedback should be designed in stroke rehabilitation technology is scarce. Therefore, in this paper we describe an exploratory process on the design, implementation and evaluation of a patient feedback module for TagTrainer: an interactive stroke rehabilitation technology. From this process, and from previous literature, we derive five guidelines for patient feedback design in stroke rehabilitation technology. Finally, we illustrate how these guidelines can be used to evaluate existing patient feedback solutions.
KeywordsDesign guidelines Assistive technology Arm-hand rehabilitation Stroke Data visualization
We acknowledge the support of the Innovation-Oriented Research Programme ‘Integral Product Creation and Realization (IOP IPCR)’ of the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs. In addition, we would like to thank Adelante Centre of Expertise in Rehabilitation and Audiology, and in particular the therapists and patients who participated in the design and evaluation of the feedback module.
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