A rehabilitation method with visual and haptic guidance for children with upper extremity disability

Kup Sze Choi, Chum Ming Chow, King Hung Lo

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Activities of daily living present difficulties to children with upper extremity disabilities. Among the activities, handwriting is considered essential to the children, and occupational therapy is important for them to adapt to the required motor skills. In this paper, a virtual-reality based system is developed for training fine motor skills in the context of writing Chinese characters. A haptic device equipped with a pen-like stylus is employed as user interface. Haptic cues in the form of feedback forces are provided through the device to drag the child's hand towards the correct path and direction. Real-time quantitative measurements can be recorded to allow for data analysis and performance tracking.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 12th International Conference, ICCHP 2010, Proceedings
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2010
Event12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2010 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 14 Jul 201016 Jul 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume6180 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2010


  • Chinese handwriting
  • hand rehabilitation
  • haptic feedback
  • motor skills
  • virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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