Play is important for a child''s development. Children with severe physical disabilities experience difficulties engaging in play. With the progress of technology the possibilities to support play are increasing. The purpose of this review was to gain insight into the possibilities and availability of ICT based technology to support play in children with severe physical disabilities. Methods A systematic literature search within the databases PubMed, CINAHL, IEEE and ERIC was carried out. Three reviewers assessed titles and abstracts independently. Additionally, Google Scholar, conference proceedings and reference lists were used. Results and conclusion The included publications reported on 27 different technologies, which can be classified into three main groups; robots, virtual reality systems and computer systems. There are several options that may have great potential in supporting play for this target group.
|Title of host publication||Assistive Technology|
|Editors||C. Sik-Lányi, E.J. Hoogerwerf, K. Miesenberger, P. Cudd|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
|Series||Studies in Health Technology and Informatics|
van den Heuvel, R., Lexis, M., & de Witte, L. (2015). ICT based technology to support play for children with severe physical disabilities. In C. Sik-Lányi, E. J. Hoogerwerf, K. Miesenberger, & P. Cudd (Eds.), Assistive Technology (pp. 573-577). IOS Press. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, No. 217 https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-566-1-573