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Codesign of Augmented Reality Stroke Rehabilitation from Te Whare Tapa Whā

36 months
Approved budget:
Dr Danielle Lottridge
Health issue:
Proposal type:
Explorer Grant
Lay summary
Our transformative intervention melds socio-digital properties with indigenous insights into an augmented reality (AR) system to create healthtech, or digital health, that motivates and guides older adults to exercise for stroke rehabilitation. Our reconceptualisation of healthtech for elders comes from the Māori model 'te whare tapa whā’ (the four cornerstones of health; Durie, 1994): it builds on iwi involvement and concurrently supports physical, mental, whānau (family) and spiritual health with interactive activities and experiences. Together, we will interact directly with kaumatua (elders) to develop these experiences. We will create prototypes of preliminary concepts including whakataukī (ancestral proverbs) and whānau-generated content such as photos, and collectively redesign the experiences to support motivation and exercise. Once our prototypes have been iteratively developed, we will evaluate their effectiveness through field testing with Māori and non-Māori elders affected by stroke and their whānau.