Start date: 01-10-2012
End date: 30-09-2014
In the project fun.tast.tisch. which was led by our cooperation partner LIFEtool, an innovative software system with recognition of vulnerable objects was developed for the use of Microsoft Pixelsense in the training area. This system should correspond to the therapeutic requirements or provide for the integration of existing therapeutic approaches. Above all these should use the advantages of Microsoft Pixelsense to create an added value for the patient and the therapist.
Worldwide, 15 million people suffer a stroke every year - in addition to strokes, severe craniocerebral trauma (SHT) as a result of e.g. traffic accidents is the leading cause of severe physical and neurological disabilities. With computer programs, brain-damaged patients in rehabilitation can regain lost abilities through targeted training. However, the standard PC has its limits in therapy.
The fun.tast.tisch consortium has the necessary complementary competencies, such as medical-technical and therapeutic knowledge, software development know-how, e.g. in the field of Natural User Interfaces (NUI), methodical competencies and many years of project management and evaluation experience at its disposal.
Our main target group are neurological patients with limitations of basal cognitive abilities due to acquired and/or congenital neurological damage of the central nervous system.
In particular, the functional deficits of patients with regard to the novel application of Microsoft Pixelsense - through value-added criteria such as direct interaction, multi-touch, multi-user, tabletop design and object recognition - were analyzed and determined.
Thereby the therapy application possibilities and above all the requirements of the therapists, patients to this software system were considered.
Training software modules were developed which address the concrete functional deficits.
A further goal was to evaluate the training modules continuously with the target group in user studies.
Further information can be found at funtasttisch.at
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