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Serious Games for Upper Limb Rehabilitation Following Stroke

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Burke, J.W., McNeill, M.D.J., Charles, D.K., Morrow, P.J., Crosbie, J.H. and McDonough, S.M. (2009) Serious Games for Upper Limb Rehabilitation Following Stroke. In: 1st IEEE International Conference in Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, Coventry. UNSPECIFIED. 9 pp. [Conference contribution]

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DOI: 10.1109/VS-GAMES.2009.17

Abstract

Stroke is a leading cause of severe physical disability,causing a range of impairments. Frequently stroke survivors areleft with partial paralysis on one side of the body and movementcan be severely restricted in the affected side’s hand and arm.We know that effective rehabilitation must be early, intensiveand repetitive, which leads to the challenge of how to maintainmotivation for people undergoing therapy. This paper discusseswhy games may be an effective way of addressing the problem ofengagement in therapy and analyses which game design patternsmay be important for rehabilitation. We present a number ofserious games that our group has developed for upper limbrehabilitation. Results of an evaluation of the games arepresented which indicate that they may be appropriate for people with stroke.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Information Engineering
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
ID Code:9731
Deposited By:Dr Darryl Charles
Deposited On:26 Jan 2010 15:37
Last Modified:07 Sep 2012 12:40

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