Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

M. Leitner, M. Tomitsch, T. Költringer, K. Kappel, T. Grechenig:
"Designing Tangible Tabletop Interfaces for Patients in Rehabilitation";
Talk: Conference & Workshop on Assistive Technologies for People with Vision & Hearing Impairments: Assistive Technology for All Ages, CVHI 2007, Granada, Spain; 08-28-2007 - 08-31-2007; in: "Proceedings of the Conference and Workshop on Assistive Technology for People with Vision and Hearing Impairments", M. Hersh (ed.); (2007), 7 pages.

English abstract:
We investigated the potentials and acceptance of tangible tabletop (TT) interfaces in functional and neural rehabilitation. Our goal was to analyse whether TT systems are adequate for rehabilitation and its sub categories and whether these tools have the potential to create an added value for both patients and therapists. We further investigated conventional practices and rehabilitation tools that could be adequately adapted to TT interfaces. Based on theoretical work and on the results of two focus groups with therapists and a contextual inquiry we developed three concepts for TT tools. Finally we present the resulting paper and interactive prototypes.

Tangible tabletop interfaces, rehabilitation, visual and cognitive impairments, fine motor skills, design process, focus groups

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