Tangible interface for a rehabilitation of comprehension in aphasic patients

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This paper describes a tangible user interface (TUI) built to be used for written and spoken comprehension therapy in aphasic patients. The tool works with the Trackmate system [1] and an application especially designed from clinical tools developed by speech and language therapists. The software implements a series of tasks that ask the disabled person to identify, from a set, tagged objects and put them on the sensing table to be recognized by the TUI system. At the end of each exercise, the percentage of identification is saved into a database, which records patients’ performances according to the time and the task types. This information technology (IT) was chosen and adapted to the aphasia rehabilitation to take the advantage of the manipulation of physical objects, in order to ensure an effective transfer of training exercises into everyday life activities.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationAssistive Technology Research Series
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
EventEveryday Technology for Independence and Care - AAATE 2011 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …


ConferenceEveryday Technology for Independence and Care - AAATE 2011
Period1/01/11 → …

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