Advertisement

Assessing the Gaming Experience of an Applied Game for Rehabilitation of the Arm and Hand Function: A Feasibility Study

  • Anke I. R. Kottink
  • Gerdienke B. Prange-Lasonder
  • Johan S. Rietman
  • Jaap H. Buurke
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 15)

Abstract

The present pilot study assessed the feasibility, in terms of gaming experience, of using a first prototype of a self-developed mixed-reality system for rehabilitation of the arm and hand function. Results showed that the hybrid game approach is well accepted by Cerebral Palsy children and adults with stroke/acquired brain injury. Further research is needed to improve the current prototype and to investigate the clinical value of the applied game.

Notes

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands for their collaboration in developing the HandsOn game.

References

  1. 1.
    G. Kwakkel, B.J. Kollen, J. Van der Grond, A.J.H. Prevo, Probability of regaining dexterity in the flaccid upper limb: impact of severity of paresis and time since onset in acute stroke. Stroke 34, 2181–2186 (2003)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    P.L.T. Weiss, E. Tirosh, D. Fehlings, Role of virtual reality for cerebral palsy management. J. Child Neurol. 29(8), 1119–1124 (2014)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    N.A. Borghese, M. Pirovano, P.L. Lanzi, S. Wüest, E.D. de Bruin, Computational intelligence and game design for effective at-home stroke rehabilitation. Games Health J. 2(2), 81–88 (2013)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    E. Calvillo-Gámez, P. Cairns, A. Cox, Assessing the core elements of the gaming experience, in Evaluating User Experience in Games, ed. by R. Bernhaupt (Springer, London, 2010), pp. 47–71CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    G.N. Lewis, C. Woods, J.A. Rosie, K.M. McPherson, Virtual reality games for rehabilitation of people with stroke: perspectives from the users. Disabil. Rehabil.: Assist. Technol. 6, 453–463 (2011)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anke I. R. Kottink
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gerdienke B. Prange-Lasonder
    • 1
    • 2
  • Johan S. Rietman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jaap H. Buurke
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Roessingh Research and DevelopmentEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

Personalised recommendations