Com@Rehab: terminology meets VR in a post-COVID19 rehabilitation setting

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Com@Rehab is a multidisciplinary project – Linguistics, Technology, and Medicine – whose goal is to develop a Digital Communication Module (MCD Rehab) contributing to the rehabilitation of post-COVID patients in hospitals and/or home environments, hence bridging the communicative gap between patients, caregivers and healthcare providers while improving the patients’ interaction with the technology. Our purpose is to focus on the development of communicative skills of the various agents involved while enhancing technological literacy and interactivity with technology, thereby helping to improve human-human and human-machine interaction, where terminology has a central role. Our methodology encompasses scenarios of real-life activities supported by Virtual Reality (VR) that, together with several communicative scenarios, lead to the development of
linguistically precise motor rehabilitation exercises. In this paper, we are going to (1) give an overview of the project; (2) present the methodology used to build the MCD Rehab; (3) present the first VR scenario; (4) reflect upon the role of terminology.

Project team: Raquel Silva, Sara Carvalho, Rute Costa, Cláudia Quaresma, Micaela Fonseca, Carolina Silva, Miguel Fernández, Ana Rita Londral

Research financed by the Santander/Nova Collaborative Research Award 2019-2020 and by Portuguese National Funding through the FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia as part of the project Centro de Linguística da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa – UID/LIN/03213/2020
Period26 Nov 2021
Event titleEAFT Summit 2021: Terminology in Challenging Circumstances
Event typeConference
LocationIrelandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational