December 1st, 2016
Design Interactive is proud to announce that ADAPT-MP, a mobile training game for upper limb amputees, won an Innovation Award at the 2016 I/ITSEC Serious Games Challenge! Dr. Brent Winslow, Chief Scientist and Christina Padron, the project manager and human systems integration expert, were on hand and proud to accept the award on behalf of their talented team.
The Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C) celebrates the use of games and game technology as a delivery medium for instructional material. Design Interactive, a first time participant in the contest, was awarded for the innovative integration of off-the-shelf EMG gesture technology with an engaging game.
ADAPT-MP promises to improve upper limb amputee patient outcomes and prepare them for life after the prosthetic fitting. Upper limb amputation in particular is extremely devastating as the role of the hand in human life is critical for psychosocial roles including gestures, communication, and sensation. Myoelectric prostheses provide movement control using electromyography (EMG) electrodes on the residual muscles to control arm and hand movements. But these devices require intensive training to effectively operate and difficult training has been a primary reason for low user acceptance. Enter ADAPT-MP.
ADAPT-MP is the first comprehensive, game-based approach that uses instructional design and game design principles to train amputees on the use of the complex myo-electric limb.
ADAPT-MP is currently involved in pilot clinical studies to demonstrate the effectiveness of the solution and the ease at which an amputee can rapidly become proficient with their prosthetic.
For more information you can contact Dr. Brent Winslow at Brent.Winslow@designinteractive.net.