This paper presents insights from an exploratory study into the experience of orthopaedic rehabilitationthat sought to support patients in self-care. In a research-through-design study, rough prototypes were generated and patient needs elicited. The project was a collaboration between an academic designer, a design agency, and an orthopaedic surgeon, and included perspectives from hand therapists and patients themselves. The study showed thatpatients greatly appreciatedata support of hand rehabilitation exercises, because it helps them adjust and pace their perspective and experience of getting better. From a reflection onthe prototypes in relation to the patient experience we also concluded that the prototypes do not fully help patients with one thing yet: not doing anything and staying calm.This yielded a new research goaland thus a new sub-program of research.
|Title of host publication||Nordes Proceedings|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||Nordes 2019: Nordic Design Research - Aalto, Finland|
Duration: 2 Jun 2019 → 4 Jun 2019
|Name||Nordes Digital Archive|
|Period||2/06/19 → 4/06/19|