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Determining Testbed Requirements for Technology Enhanced Speech Rehabilitation after Stroke -the Informed Co-workers' View Point
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Computer and System Science. (FODI)
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Computer and System Science.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Computer and System Science.
2019 (English)In: GLOBAL HEALTH 2019: The Eighth International Conference on Global Health Challenges / [ed] Hassan Khachfe, International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA), 2019, p. 20-27Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper analyses and discusses the identified requirements for technology enhanced systems for speech rehabilitation after a stroke. To stroke patients, a speech injury can be devastating, impacting their abilities to speak, listen, read, and write. Therefore, speech therapy is recommended as early as possible. To address the challenge with a growing percentage of older adults, therapy should include a variety of Technology Enhanced Systems (TES) to support the idea of independent living. These systems must be adapted to the patients' needs and speech therapy requirements. Based on a design science approach, requirements were determined from an analysis of ten semi-structured interviews with knowledgeable informants. Findings indicate several important requirements, such as: TES should be motivating, joyful, individualised and built on patients' needs and on speech therapists' professional knowledge. Furthermore, TES services must be user-friendly and provide training in each patient's mother tongue. Added to these requirements are ease of including close relatives as supporting persons, as well as accessibility through portable devices.

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International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA), 2019. p. 20-27
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e-health, HCI, stroke rehabilitation, independent living, speech therapy, requirements
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Information Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37336ISBN: 978-1-61208-742-9 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-37336DiVA, id: diva2:1353990
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IARIA GLOBAL HEALTH International Conference on Global Health Challenges
Available from: 2019-09-24 Created: 2019-09-24 Last updated: 2019-10-01Bibliographically approved

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Ahlin, KarinAhmad, AwaisMozelius, Peter

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