CueS: cueing for upper limb rehabilitation in stroke

Amey Holden, Róisín McNaney, Madeline Balaam, Robin Thompson, Nils Hammerla, Thomas Ploetz, Dan Jackson, Christopher Price, Lianne Brkic, Patrick Olivier

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Upper limb weakness is one of the most distressing, long-term consequences of stroke and can be difficult to rehabilitate due to an overreliance on the opposing limb in everyday life. Previous studies have shown potential for cueing to improve upper limb rehabilitation, although these have been conducted in clinical settings. In this paper we describe CueS, a wrist worn cueing device which prompts the wearer to move their upper limb more frequently in their day to day lives. We conducted two, week-long 'in the wild' deployments of CueS with seven participants to obtain reflections and experiences around using the device. All participants reported increased general activity levels from wearing CueS and objective data showed increased levels of activity following cue provision. We reflect upon the potential of wearable cueing devices for upper limb rehabilitation after stroke.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish HCI 2015 - Proceedings of the British HCI Conference 2015
Subtitle of host publicationJuly 13-17, 2015 Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK
EditorsShaun Lawson, Patrick Dickinson, Patrick Olivier, Derek Foster, Conor Linehan, Ben Kirman, Dan O’Hara, Sue Jamison-Powell, Obinna Ajuruchi, Duncan Rowland, Abigail Durrant, Rachel Clarke
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450336437
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventBritish Computer Society Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2015 - Lincoln, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Jul 201517 Jul 2015


ConferenceBritish Computer Society Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2015
Abbreviated titleHCI 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Cueing
  • Home
  • Lived experience
  • Stroke rehabilitation adherence
  • Wearable

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