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BeMobil: Developing a user-friendly and motivating telerehabilitation system for motor relearning after stroke

: Minge, M.; Ivanova, E.; Lorenz, K.; Joost, G.; Thüring, M.; Krüger, J.


Amirabdollahian, F. ; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-:
International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2017 : QEII Centre, London, UK, July 17-20, 2017
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-5386-2296-4
ISBN: 978-1-5386-2295-7
ISBN: 978-1-5386-2297-1
International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR) <15, 2017, London>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IPK ()

Motor relearning after stroke is a lengthy process which should be continued after patients get discharged from the clinic. This project aims at developing a system for telerehabilitation which enables stroke patients to exercise at home autonomously or under supervision of a therapist. The system includes haptic therapy devices which are more promising and beneficial for stroke rehabilitation than non-haptic approaches. In this paper, we present the results of two initial studies investigating specific design solutions for the patient's user interface. In the first study, we developed four interactive prototypes illustrating different navigation concepts. A usability test was conducted to identify the best suitable concept. In the second study we followed a participatory design approach to create a set of design solutions for a motivating instant visual feedback for exercising with the haptic devices. The current project status and next steps are described.