Multi-Touch Rehabilitation Intervention Tools

A collaborative project between the SDR Lab and the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

This project utilizes multi-touch tabletop and motion-tracking technologies to develop adaptive therapeutic interventions based on interactive gaming, including uni-manual, bi-manual, tangible as well as multi-person games. This application domain requires adaptability and accessibility as built-in features of the games. The inital development platform will be Microsoft Surface. These games will be developed to improve motor functions for impaired upper extremity (arms and hands) rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy.