Identifying barriers to effective user interaction with rehabilitation tools in the home

Stephen Uzor, Lynne Baillie, Dawn Skelton, Fiona Fairlie

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This paper presents the results from a user workshop that was
undertaken to investigate the relationship between the nature of current home
rehabilitation tools and the motivation to exercise. We also present a method of
visual feedback which we hope will be an effective tool for informing users
regarding important clinical measures associated with their recovery. Older
adults over the age of 60 were involved in the study. The findings from the user
workshop suggest that the relatively passive nature of current rehabilitation
materials is less than ideal for sustaining motivation to exercise. Furthermore,
our results suggest that visual feedback and more interactive methods can play
an important role in engaging users in home rehabilitation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2011
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings (II) of the 13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference
Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783642237706
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


  • rehabilitation
  • HCI
  • exercise
  • visual feedback


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