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SpinalLog: Visuo-Haptic Feedback in Musculoskeletal Manipulation Training

D Antony Chacon, Eduardo Velloso, Katrin Wolf, Thuong Hoang

Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction | Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) | Published : 2019


Current techniques for teaching spinal mobilisation follow the traditional classroom approach: an instructor demonstrates a technique and students attempt to emulate it by practising on each other while receiving feedback from the instructor. This paper introduces SpinalLog, a novel tangible user interface (TUI) for teaching and learning spinal mobilisation. The system was co-designed with physiotherapy experts to look and feel like a human spine, supporting the learning of mobilisation techniques through real-time visual feedback and deformation based passive haptic feedback. We evaluated Physical Fidelity, Visual Feedback, and Passive Haptic Feedback in an experiment to understand their ef..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council - Australian Government

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was partly funded by the University of Melbourne Learning and Teaching Initiative and the Melbourne Research Scholarship. Eduardo Velloso is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Award (Project Number: DE180100315) funded by the Australian Government. We thank Dr David Kelly from the Melbourne School of Health Sciences for his expertise in physiotherapy.