Wearable Proprioception: Designing wearable technology for improving postural instability in Parkinson's Disease

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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title Wearable Proprioception: Designing wearable technology for improving postural instability in Parkinson's Disease
Author(s) Dennis, Overhage
Date 2015
English abstract
This report covers the design research process and results of the 9-week Thesis Project I. A hands-on, Research Through Design approach led the project through an iterative process with a focus on creating functional prototypes and validation with experts to answer the research question: How could proprioceptive wearable technology assist in improving the quality of life for patients of Parkinson’s Disease? Within this main question, focus points have been placed on designing for comfort (i.e. wearability) and well-being with attention to aesthetics. The project builds upon the theories of Design for well-being, Embodied Interaction and Wearable technology and is supported by research on proprioception, Parkinson’s Disease, postural instability and sensory stimuli. The result is a series of models, sketches and prototypes and this report covering the process. The final concept and prototype is a system that monitors upper body posture and provides vibro-tactile feedback on strategically placed areas of the body to guide the patient towards the desired posture.

Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Pages 49
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Assistive technology
Proprioception
Parkinson's Disease
Parkinsonism's
Postural instability
Wearables
Design for Well-being
Industrial Design
Interaction Design
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/19419 (link to this page)

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