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Resonance is an arts-science collaborative research project currently under development. The project encompasses the design and development of an interactive digital artwork for rehabilitation of acquired brain injury (ABI). The artwork will promote co-located interaction between participants and explore how group therapy may enhance their motor and cognitive recovery.

We consider how collaborative, cooperative and competitive interactions might be developed for brain injury rehabilitation in a co-located group context using a tabletop display interface. Activities on tabletop displays are generally designed for shared activities. Group orientated rehabilitation may provide participants with a more comprehensive social experience that is visual, tactile, auditory and enriched. The opportunities social activity affords for observational learning and feedback in manipulating shared objects and environments may consequently direct higher levels of attention and focus in users.

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH TEAM:

Dr Jonathan Duckworth – Artist, Designer
Professor Peter H. Wilson – Lead Psychologist
Professor Patrick Thomas – Lead Psychologist
Professor David Shum – Neuropsychologist / Cognitive Neuroscientist
Dr Nick Mumford - Psychologist
Ross Eldridge – Software Application Developer
Nina Bennett – Graphic Designer (Design Support)

 

AKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Supported by a Synapse Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant through the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its Arts funding and advisory body.

 

SUPPORTED BY:

Australia Council for the Arts
Australian Research Council
RMIT University, School of Media and Communication, Health Sciences
Australian Catholic University
Griffith University