PT viz: towards a wearable device for visualizing knee rehabilitation exercises

Swamy Ananthanarayan, Miranda Sheh, Alice Chien, Halley Profita, Katie Siek

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Abstract

We present a wearable sensory display for visualizing knee rehabilitation as part of an in-home physical therapy program. Currently, patients undergoing knee rehabilitation have limited ways of assessing exercise form and extent of movement at home. To address this issue, we developed an exploratory wearable electronic prototype to visualize knee bend. We evaluated the device with physical therapy patients to get feedback on the design and to help us understand some of the challenges they face. We discovered that our current design is better suited for patients recovering from surgery as opposed to patients with chronic conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages1247-1250
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450318990
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2013 - Paris, France
Duration: 27 Apr 20132 May 2013
Conference number: 31st
https://chi2013.acm.org/program/

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2013
Abbreviated titleCHI 2013
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period27/04/132/05/13
OtherTheme: Changing Perspectives
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Keywords

  • Knee rehabilitation
  • User interface device
  • Wearable display

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