Co-creation of Pediatric Physical Therapy Environments: Humanistic Co-design Process

Hadeel Alomrani, Rana Aljabr, Rneem Almansoury, Abduallah Alsinan

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In this paper, we describe the co-design process for creating interactive pediatric physical therapy (PT) spaces by applying gamification techniques, with a focus on helping children with gross motor delay which impact their mobility, independence, quality of movement, and balance coordination. The co-design of activities for age-appropriate gross motor skills was conducted through iterative cycles of co-creation with physical therapists and occupational therapists. Consequently, we propose exergaming interactive user interfaces, designed in a way to support improving a child’s gross motor performance. The design involves personalized illustrative graphic characters drawn on the room’s surfaces. The efficacy of such immersive space will be examined in experimental user acceptance studies and the design implications will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030680169
StatePublished - Jan 26 2021

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-03-02


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