Development of an Aesthetic for a Stroke Rehabilitation System

Galina Mihaleva, Fok Chi Seng Fok Kow

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Works around stroke rehabilitation devices have largely focused on improving their performance to aid in physical training. By providing better physical training for patients, it allows them to quickly achieve adequate autonomy in life. However, this leaves little development in their aesthetics, potentially failing to address the impact on patients' self-integrity. This paper proposes the aesthetic development of an immersive multi-sensorial stroke rehabilitation system, entitled MIDAS (Multisensorial Immersive Dynamic Autonomous System), based on the improvement of self-Affirmation of aesthetic products. MIDAS consists of three subsystems, a hand exoskeleton, a Virtual Reality (VR), and an Olfactory subsystem. The functional requirement of the system and the design language of the VR subsystem were used as the basis for the aesthetic framework for the rest of the subsystems. The outcomes were a hand exoskeleton with a minimalist linkage system paired with an organic casing, and an olfactory device with a rounded form attached to a frameless face-shield.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISWC 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450384629
StatePublished - Sep 21 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event25th ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Sep 21 2021Sep 26 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC
ISSN (Print)1550-4816


Conference25th ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online


  • Aesthetics
  • Self-Affirmation
  • Stroke rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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