Developing visualisation software for rehabilitation: Investigating the requirements of patients, therapists and the rehabilitation process

David Loudon, Alastair S. MacDonald, Bruce Carse, Heather Thikey, Lucy Jones, Philip J. Rowe, Stephen Uzor, Mobolaji Ayoade, Lynne Baillie

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Abstract

This article describes the ongoing process of engaging with users in the development and evaluation of prototype visualisation software, which aims to assist in the understanding and improvement of appropriate movements during rehabilitation. The value of the process is illustrated in the article with a discussion of the key findings of pre-pilot focus groups with stroke survivors and therapists. The article describes how the design of the visualisation software is being adapted to meet the emerging understanding of the needs of patients and professionals, and of the rehabilitation process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-180
Number of pages10
JournalHealth Informatics Journal
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • rehabilitation
  • user research
  • visualisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics

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