WebLisling: uma plataforma terapêutica baseada na web para a reabilitação de doentes afásicos

Translated title of the contribution: WebLisling: A web-based therapeutic platform for the rehabilitation of aphasic patients

Yves Philippe Rybarczyk, Maria De Jesus Goncalves

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A new trend in medical therapy aims to takeadvantage of information technologies and, in particular, the Internet to provide home rehabilitation. In case of the aphasia treatment, which involves long and numerous sessions with a speech and language therapist, the implementation of Web-based
software for rehabilitation appears to be a key issue. This is the purpose of WebLisling, a Web application developed to be a complementary aid in the process of rehabilitating aphasic Portuguese speaking patients. The paper describes the platform’s architecture and the group of exercises designed by therapists to enable the user to train different linguistic modalities (written
and spoken comprehension and expression). Web3D technologies are used in order to present tasks that take place in the tridimensional representation of a flat, where the user can interact with domestic objects with the aim of promoting a treatment as ecologic as possible. This ultimate version of Lisling tools offers a
user-friendly access to the therapeutic exercises (even for people with low computational skills) and a remote monitoring of patient’s performances, which are recorded in a Web-based database. Preliminary testes carried out on a population of patients and therapists show promising results regarding
usability and therapeutic potential of the application.
Translated title of the contributionWebLisling: A web-based therapeutic platform for the rehabilitation of aphasic patients
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)3921-3927
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Latin America Transactions
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • 3D virtual environment,
  • Web based application
  • serious game
  • stroke rehabilitation software
  • aphasia


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