We describe here a platform for autonomous hand rehabilitation and telemonitoring of young patients. A toy embedding the electronics required to sense fingers pressure in different grasping modalities is the core element of this platform. The system has been realized following the user-centered design methodology taking into account stakeholder needs from start: clinicians require reliable measurements and the ability to get a picture remotely on rehabilitation progression; children have asked to interact with a pleasant and comfortable object that is easy to use, safe, and rewarding. These requirements are not antithetic, and considering both since the design phase has allowed the realization of a platform reliable to clinicians and keen to be used by young children.

Hand Rehabilitation and Telemonitoring through Smart Toys / A. Borghese, J. Essenziale, R. Mainetti, E. Mancon, R. Pagliaro, G. Pajardi. - In: SENSORS. - ISSN 1424-8220. - 19:24(2019 Dec 13), pp. 5517.1-5517.21.

Hand Rehabilitation and Telemonitoring through Smart Toys

A. Borghese
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J. Essenziale;R. Mainetti;G. Pajardi
2019-12-13

Abstract

We describe here a platform for autonomous hand rehabilitation and telemonitoring of young patients. A toy embedding the electronics required to sense fingers pressure in different grasping modalities is the core element of this platform. The system has been realized following the user-centered design methodology taking into account stakeholder needs from start: clinicians require reliable measurements and the ability to get a picture remotely on rehabilitation progression; children have asked to interact with a pleasant and comfortable object that is easy to use, safe, and rewarding. These requirements are not antithetic, and considering both since the design phase has allowed the realization of a platform reliable to clinicians and keen to be used by young children.
smart objects; pressure sensing; wireless communication; 3D printing; emotional design; hand rehabilitation; exergames; hand surgery
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