Design and Evaluation of Interactive Dashboards for Stroke Rehabilitation at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

The increasing significance of digitalisation holds great potential not only for industry but also for other domains such as healthcare. One of the most promising trends in this direction is the personalisation of therapy, care and medication based on data-driven virtual representations of the patients - called Human Digital Twins (HDTs). As part of the EU Horizon 2020 ReHyb-project, we develop a novel stroke rehabilitation system based on exoskeletons and serious games. In this process, the development of a patient HDT serves as an important connection between patient data measured through sensors and corresponding user interfaces.

The goal of this specific project is to design and evaluate dashboards for the different user groups associated with stroke rehabilitation. The dashboards should be designed in a user-friendly, motivating, and trustworthy way to ensure optimal user-experience and should integrate all necessary data and visualisations. Therefore, the project would be optimal for a master’s student with background in (UX) design. You would work together with another student focussing on the implementation of the interfaces. Furthermore, you would work together in close cooperation with the target user groups - that is patients, their family members (or other third-party stakeholders) and therapists.
 
Possible research questions for this project could be:

  • Which design elements should each dashboard obtain to meet the requirements and needs of the corresponding user group?
  • How could the concepts of patient avatars and virtual assistants be used to improve the dashboards' intuitiveness and increase the patient’s motivation?
  • How could the patient data be visualised in an understandable and intuitive way?
  • How could the resulting user interface designs be evaluated regarding the user experience?
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