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Sensors 2016, 16(10), 1689; doi:10.3390/s16101689

A Bio-Inspired Model-Based Approach for Context-Aware Post-WIMP Tele-Rehabilitation

Louise Research Group, Computing Systems Department, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete 02071, Spain
This paper is an extended version of our paper published in Miguel A. Teruel, Arturo C. Rodríguez, Montero Francisco, Elena Navarro, Víctor López-Jaquero and Pascual Gonzalez: An Alternative to W3C Task Model for Post-WIMP. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing & Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI 2015), Puerto Varas, Patagonia, Chile.
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Received: 6 May 2016 / Revised: 14 September 2016 / Accepted: 5 October 2016 / Published: 13 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from UCAmI, IWAAL and AmIHEALTH 2015)
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Abstract

Tele-rehabilitation is one of the main domains where Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have been proven useful to move healthcare from care centers to patients’ home. Moreover, patients, especially those carrying out a physical therapy, cannot use a traditional Window, Icon, Menu, Pointer (WIMP) system, but they need to interact in a natural way, that is, there is a need to move from WIMP systems to Post-WIMP ones. Moreover, tele-rehabilitation systems should be developed following the context-aware approach, so that they are able to adapt to the patients’ context to provide them with usable and effective therapies. In this work a model-based approach is presented to assist stakeholders in the development of context-aware Post-WIMP tele-rehabilitation systems. It entails three different models: (i) a task model for designing the rehabilitation tasks; (ii) a context model to facilitate the adaptation of these tasks to the context; and (iii) a bio-inspired presentation model to specify thoroughly how such tasks should be performed by the patients. Our proposal overcomes one of the limitations of the model-based approach for the development of context-aware systems supporting the specification of non-functional requirements. Finally, a case study is used to illustrate how this proposal can be put into practice to design a real world rehabilitation task. View Full-Text
Keywords: tele-rehabilitation; context-aware; task model; presentation model; Post-WIMP systems tele-rehabilitation; context-aware; task model; presentation model; Post-WIMP systems
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López-Jaquero, V.; Rodríguez, A.C.; Teruel, M.A.; Montero, F.; Navarro, E.; Gonzalez, P. A Bio-Inspired Model-Based Approach for Context-Aware Post-WIMP Tele-Rehabilitation. Sensors 2016, 16, 1689.

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