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  • Visuohaptic augmented feedback for enhancing motor skills acquisition

Asadipour, Ali, Debattista, Kurt and Chalmers, Alan, 2016, Journal Article, Visuohaptic augmented feedback for enhancing motor skills acquisition The Visual Computer, 33 (4). pp. 401-411. ISSN 1432-2315

Abstract or Description:

Serious games are accepted as an effective approach to deliver augmented feedback in motor (re-) learning processes. The multi-modal nature of the conventional computer games (e.g. audiovisual representation) plus the ability to interact via haptic-enabled inputs provides a more immersive experience. Thus, particular disciplines such as medical education in which frequent hands on rehearsals play a key role in learning core motor skills (e.g. physical palpations) may benefit from this technique. Challenges such as the impracticality of verbalising palpation experience by tutors and ethical considerations may prevent the medical students from correctly learning core palpation skills. This work presents a new data glove, built from off-the-shelf components which captures pressure sensitivity designed to provide feedback for palpation tasks. In this work the data glove is used to control a serious game adapted from the infinite runner genre to improve motor skill acquisition. A comparative evaluation on usability and effectiveness of the method using multimodal visualisations, as part of a larger study to enhance pressure sensitivity, is presented. Thirty participants divided into a game-playing group (n = 15) and a control group (n = 15) were invited to perform a simple palpation task. The game-playing group significantly outperformed the control group in which abstract visualisation of force was provided to the users in a blind-folded transfer test. The game-based training approach was positively described by the game-playing group as enjoyable and engaging.

Official URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00371-0...
Subjects: Other > Subjects allied to Medicine > B800 Medical Technology
Other > Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
Other > Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Other > Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G500 Information Systems
Other > Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G600 Software Engineering
Other > Engineering > H100 General Engineering > H150 Engineering Design
Other > Engineering > H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering > H610 Electronic Engineering
Other > Engineering > H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering > H650 Systems Engineering
School or Centre: Other
Funders: WMG, Royal Society (Great Britain)
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00371-016-1275-3
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2020 15:03
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 15:03
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4240
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