Seed funding project: Long-term engagement to lower-limb stroke rehabilitation through a digitally manufactured exergame system.
This project investigates how a designed system of digitally fabricated and individualised game controllers and exergames can increase long-term engagement to therapies and patient outcomes for lower-limb stroke rehabilitation. The team includes engineers, industrial designers and game designers from VUW, neurophysiologists and physiotherapists from AUT, and occupational therapists. We are re-designing the system for lower-limb stroke rehabilitation based on feedback from neurophysiologists. The first prototypes will be ready in March 2016 to be tested by a neurophysiotherapy team with participants. The team will go through an iterative process to improve the design based on feedback from clinicians and participants.