An accessible and haptic serious gaming system to improve hand function in children with cerebral palsy: a pilot randomised trial

David Hobbs, Ray Russo, Susan Hillier, Karen Reynolds

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    Abstract

    A current application of computer gaming technology is to engage and motivate children with cerebral palsy (CP) by harnessing the inherent attractive and mainstream nature of games to augment conventional therapy. The OrbIT Gaming System is a custom made accessible and haptic computer gaming system that incorporates forced bimanual use. The aim of this trial was to determine if tactile sensory function could be improved for a cohort of children with CP with a known sensory deficit by providing controlled and integrated afferent haptic feedback to their hands during game play.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages28-28
    Number of pages1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
    Event8th Biennial Scientific Conference of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM) - Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 30 Mar 20162 Apr 2016
    https://www.dcconferences.com.au/ausacpdm2016/pdf/AusACPDM_2016__Program_Overview.pdf (Program overview)

    Conference

    Conference8th Biennial Scientific Conference of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM)
    Abbreviated titleAusACPDM 2016
    CountryAustralia
    CityAdelaide
    Period30/03/162/04/16
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    Keywords

    • children
    • cerebral palsy
    • computer gaming technology
    • therapy
    • tactile sensory function
    • hand function

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    Hobbs, D., Russo, R., Hillier, S., & Reynolds, K. (2016). An accessible and haptic serious gaming system to improve hand function in children with cerebral palsy: a pilot randomised trial. 28-28. Abstract from 8th Biennial Scientific Conference of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM), Adelaide, Australia. https://doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.13069