Implementing Modular Interactive Tiles for Rehabilitation in Tanzania – a pilot study

Henrik Hautop Lund, Line Steiness Dejnbjerg Jensen, Yusuf Ssessanga, Rashid Abdalahman

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Abstract

The pilot study in the Iringa region, Tanzania, indicates how the modular interactive tiles can be used for playful physical rehabilitation for many diverse patient groups (handicapped children, stroke, cardiac, diabetic patients, etc.) in both urban and rural areas, and how it motivates the users through play to perform the physical rehabilitative actions. The system can be easily used by rehabilitation workers, and through the modularity it is robust to failure (e.g. power failure) in remote areas. The analyses of the use by many different user groups was condensed to a higher abstraction level to provide insight on the generalisation over the different user groups, and to provide pointers of opportunities and the means to meet these opportunities through subsequent development in the next cycles in the iterative research method. The pilot study indicates that the system can be a flexible and adaptive playful technology for rehabilitation in sub-Saharan Africa.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IST-Africa 2014
Number of pages10
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2014
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-905824-44-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventIST-Africa 2014 - Mauritius, Mauritius
Duration: 6 May 20149 May 2014
http://www.ist-africa.org/Conference2014/default.asp

Conference

ConferenceIST-Africa 2014
Country/TerritoryMauritius
CityMauritius
Period06/05/201409/05/2014
Internet address

Keywords

  • eHealth
  • Rehabilitation
  • Playware
  • Modular tiles

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