Method of Therapy and Haptic Gaming System for Sensory Agnosia (Australia)

David Hobbs (Inventor), Susan Hillier (Inventor), Remo Russo (Inventor), Alexander Walker (Inventor), Max Hughes (Inventor), Thomas Whitby (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A method for treating patients with sensor agnosia is described that uses a gaming system with a specialised two handed game controller that can provide isolated haptic feedback to the patient's hand that has the greatest sensory agnosia. The controller is designed to be easy to use for patients with limited dexterity and requires the user to use both hands to control the controller. The gaming system provides a range of interactive computer games that provide contextually relevant haptic feedback of varying durations and intensities. Haptic feedback is provided in response to events in a game, and whilst the controller requires two hands, each hand is vibrationally isolated so that haptic feedback is only provided to the desired hand. The system logs usage statistics of the patient and these can be sent back to a clinician for analysis. The system and controller is particularly suitable for children with Cerebral Palsy, but may be used to treat patients with sensory agnosia due to range of conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2014078902A1
Priority date23/11/12
Filing date22/11/13
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2014


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