Physio@Home: Design Explorations to Support Movement Guidance
Richard Tang, Hesam Alizadeh, Anthony Tang, Scott Bateman, and Joaquim Jorge. (2014). Physio@Home: Design Explorations to Support Movement Guidance. In CHI EA ’14: CHI ’14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, 1651–1656. Notes: 6-page abstract + poster.. Acceptance: 49% - 241/496.
Patients typically undergo physiotherapy with the help of a physiotherapist, who teach, guide, and correct the patient as they perform exercises. The problem is when the patient is at home, without guidance and corrective feedback from a physiotherapist, the patient will not know if they are doing their exercises incorrectly. To address this problem, we implemented a prototype that guides patients through pre-recorded exercise movements using visual guides overlaid atop a mirror-view of the patient on a wall-mounted display. We conducted informal evaluations with pilot studies to evaluate our current designs. We identified some working designs and design characteristics, and in our pilot study, participants showed improvement in movement accuracy with the guides over recorded video. Collected data will assist in developing future iterations of the system and designing improved guides for physiotherapy instruction at home.
Physiotherapy; Human Factors; Design; Measurement