Game Technology for Rehabilitation

 
 
 
Development of methods capable of assessing the impacts of using welfare technologies

20140303_interaktive fliserNew welfare technologies created for preventive and rehabilitative training in hospitals will continue to penetrate Danish homes and municipal training units.

 

However, the question is whether technologies for rehabilitation and prevention can be transferred from the hospitals' controlled environments to the care sector and the private homes?

 

And will it be possible to perform reliable impact measurements and useful training exercises using new technologies in uncontrolled environments such as the citizen's own home?

 

These are just some of the questions that will follow in the wake of the development and introduction of new welfare technology. A research project under the Patient@home umbrella is investigating the problem.

 

Vision

Based on existing training technologies  - modular, interactive tiles - the project examines the methodical options in terms of transferring welfare technologies from the hospital sector's controlled environment to the municipal sector - and, later on, also to the citizen's own home.

 

Through a series of practical exercises conducted on an intervention group and compared with the data of a control group given no training, the project creates a basis for an overall methodical study of whether training with technological tools has the same impact when conducted in hospitals, municipal care centres, and citizens' own homes. The results will ultimately lead to a greater understanding of the possibilities of using novel welfare technologies from the moment the patients are admitted to hospital and till they are discharged back to their own homes.

 

In addition to an overall methodical understanding of the extent to which training technologies make an impact both inside and outside the hospital, the project also examines the applied tiles' ability to provide customised exercises that meet the requirements of the individual citizen.

 
Contact PersonHenrik 
                Hautop Lund

Henrik  Hautop Lund

Professor


Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Center for Playware

Email:  LOADEMAIL[hhl]DOMAIN[playware.dtu.dk]

Tel:      +45 4525 3929

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Welfare Tech

Søren  Møller Parmar-Sielemann

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Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Center for Playware

Henrik  Hautop Lund

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Tel:      +45 4525 3929

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Entertainment Robotics

Henrik  H. Lund

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