Interactive Story Box for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Lechen Wu, Eng Gee Lim, Quan Zhang, Alijon Avliyoqulov, Jie Sun*, Lijun Kong, Zhiqin Chen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Children with cerebral palsy (CP) tend to have difficulty in speech communication, geometric cognition, and motion control. They need to go through intensive rehabilitation exercises to develop and enhance their capabilities for daily living. The training aids or tools currently used cannot attract such a group of children to participate and persist in long-term exercise. This study aims to develop an Interactive Story Box to facilitate rehabilitation exercises of speech interaction, geometric cognition, and upper limb motion control under a playful and joyful rehabilitation environment. This box is designed to offer diverse geometric shape matching using puzzles with cartoon characteristics, and then a series of stories and speech interactions are generated based on the specific matching results. The multiple shapes of graphic puzzles, cartoon characters, intelligent voice synthesis, and audio-visual feedback are applied in this box design. Preliminary user testing in Suzhou BenQ Medical Center suggests that this box is warmly welcomed, easy to follow, manipulate and interact with, and children are better motivated to participate in the rehabilitation exercise.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEICS 2022 - Companion of the 2022 ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages33-36
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450390316
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2022
Event14th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems, EICS 2022 - Sophia Antipolis, France
Duration: 21 Jun 202224 Jun 2022

Publication series

NameEICS 2022 - Companion of the 2022 ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems

Conference

Conference14th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems, EICS 2022
Country/TerritoryFrance
CitySophia Antipolis
Period21/06/2224/06/22

Keywords

  • children with cerebral palsy
  • geometric cognition
  • rehabilitation tool
  • speech interaction
  • upper limbs

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