Playware Project Wins 1st Prize at Tanzanian ICT Summit

Tuesday 17 Dec 13


Henrik Hautop Lund
DTU Electrical Engineering
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The Center for Playware project on modular playware tiles for rehabilitation in sub-Saharan Africa has won the 1st Prize at the Tanzanian ICT Summit in Dar Es-Salaam. 

The project is a collaboration with University of Iringa, Tanzania, and is investigating how modular playware tiles can be used for playful physical rehabilitation for many diverse patient groups (handicapped children, stroke, cardiac, diabetic patients, etc.) in both urban and rural areas, and how it motivates the users through play to perform physical rehabilitative actions. The system can be easily used by rehabilitation workers, and through the modularity it is robust to failure (e.g. power failure) in remote areas.

Additional reading:

H. H. Lund: “A Concept for a Flexible Rehabilitation Tool for sub-Saharan Africa”. In IST-Africa 2012 Conference Proceedings, Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds), IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-905824-34-2

Click the following link to read the paper: “A Concept for a Flexible Rehabilitation Tool for sub-Saharan Africa”

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