Training of Cognitive Performance in Complex Tasks with a Tabletop-Based Rehabilitation System

Mirjam Augstein, Thomas Neumayr, Isabel Karlhuber, Sabine Dielacher, Sylvia Öhlinger, Josef Altmann

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Abstract

As previously shown, tabletops can be used in neurorehabilitation to train different abilities that have been (temporarily) lost due to acquired brain injury, like motor skills or attention or visuo-constructive skills. However, complex skills like problem solving abilities have been considered only marginally in computer-based rehabilitation systems until now, partly because "complex skills" consist of a high number of distinct capabilities which makes it difficult to cover at least a large part. Nevertheless, the fun.tast.tisch. system has recently been extended by a module that aims at training complex skills. This paper describes therapeutic considerations underlying the design and implementation, discusses the interaction modalities used (e.g., the concept of pen-based interaction on tabletops in addition to touch and tangibles) and provides an overview on the module's interaction and graphic design. The module has already been tested with a small number of selected patients in the therapy setting. The findings of these initial tests are summarized and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2015
PublisherACM Press
Pages15-24
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450338998
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2015
Event10th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS15) - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 15 Nov 201518 Nov 2015
http://its2015.org/

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2015

Conference

Conference10th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS15)
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityFunchal, Madeira
Period15.11.201518.11.2015
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Keywords

  • Tabletops
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation
  • Tangibles
  • Pens
  • Complex Skills

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