Rehabvisual: An application to stimulate visuomotor skills in preterm babies with developmental alterations

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Abstract

RehabVisual allows for the monitoring of the entire clinical interaction with a patient, integrating evaluation and intervention, through the reaction to a set of visual stimulation videos. These functionalities allow for a standardization of the evaluations; the monitorization of the baby’s abilities over time, as well as the analysis of their evolution; and the creation of a more systematic, protocolized visual stimulation interaction. The use of the platform was tested, through the application of a variety of usability tests, which were performed by occupational therapists at D. Estefânia Hospital and Rehabilitation Medicine Center of Alcoitão. The efficiency of the tool, in a population of six infants younger than 18 months of age, displaying clear developmental alterations due to preterm birth, was also evaluated during occupational therapy. Throughout the therapy program, the occupational therapist selected, for each baby, specific stimuli that were in line with that baby’s behaviour in previous sessions. After using the platform for a while, all feedback from therapists was highly positive. In addition, the possibility to use it throughout the whole paediatrics service was thoroughly appreciated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Systems Interaction - Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction
EditorsIsabel L. Nunes
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages177-184
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-20040-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-20039-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAHFE International Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, 2019 - Washington D.C., United States
Duration: 24 Jul 201928 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
PublisherSpringer
Volume959
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, 2019
CountryUnited States
CityWashington D.C.
Period24/07/1928/07/19

Keywords

  • Pediatrics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Visuomotor skills

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