Hands Around The World focuses on the development of a serious gaming application for children with unilateral Cerebral Palsy. With the help of this application, we aim to offer these children the possibility to rehabilitate from home in a fun way.

Within the VR4REHAB project, Hands Around The World developed a prototype game application controlled by the Leap Motion sensor. This application enables children to train their hand and arm function in a fun way. The major advantage is that children and their parents are less likely to suffer from the practical barriers associated with rehabilitation in the clinic, while therapists can still monitor the progress of the children remotely. Before we can realize the implementation process, it is necessary to study the feasibility of the application. Therefore, the emphasis in this research project is on the development, validation and effectiveness of the serious games. Preliminary data already suggest promising results.

Our project team:

  • Ruth van den Heuvel, paediatric physiotherapist, Sint Maartenskliniek
  • Ingrid van den Tillaar, paediatric occupational therapist, Sint Maartenskliniek
  • Noortje Wielders, paediatric occupational therapist, Sint Maartenskliniek
  • Santiago Brandi, chief product officer EODYNE