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Motivating mobility

Motivating mobility : designing for lived motivation in stroke rehabilitation

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Authors

  • Madeline Balaam
  • Stefan Rennick Egglestone
  • Geraldine Fitzpatrick
  • Tom Rodden
  • Ann-Marie Hughes
  • Anna Wilkinson
  • Thomas Nind
  • Lesley Axelrod
  • Eric Harris
  • Ian Ricketts
  • Susan Mawson
  • Jane Burridge

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Original languageEnglish
TitleCHI '11
SubtitleProceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date1 Jan 2011
Pages3073-3082
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450302289
ISBN (Print)9781450302678
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Conference

ConferenceACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period7/05/1112/05/11
Internet addresshttp://www.chi2011.org/

Abstract

How to motivate and support behaviour change through design is becoming of increasing interest to the CHI community. In this paper, we present our experiences of building systems that motivate people to engage in upper limb rehabilitation exercise after stroke. We report on participatory design work with four stroke survivors to develop a holistic understanding of their motivation and rehabilitation needs, and to construct and deploy engaging interactive systems that satisfy these. We reflect on the limits of motivational theories in trying to design for the lived experience of motivation and highlight lessons learnt around: helping people articulate what motivates them; balancing work, duty, fun; supporting motivation over time; and understanding the wider social context. From these we identify design guidelines that can inform a toolkit approach to support both scalability and personalisability. Copyright 2011 ACM.

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