The Touch Wall is part of a diffuse project including tool for qualitative and quantitative analyzing of human motion aimed at maximum interaction between the subject and the tool of analysis, with specificities related to the low invasiveness and the marginal presence of the operator.

In September 2009, it was speculated to the development of some tools that can analyze noninvasively human motion. The Touch Wall is the realization of the first of these tools. The construction of the Touch Wall, hardware and software part, had required 2 years of work by the CRSM and CSP (innovation in ICT).

 

A subject who uses the Touch Wall interacts with a evolved touch-screen interface capable, through a series of games specially developed, to analyze the motor ability of the subject and give feedbacks on various motor parameters that are analyzed during the execution of the games. The games are a playful excuse to avoid the commonly used standardized tests for motor analysis and allow the subject to deal with the system in the most natural way as possible.
The touch wall is therefore able to provide a quantitative analysis of motor skills in healthy subjects using a vertical multi-touch interface equipped with specific software.

These are the main objectives that have been taken to achieve with the construction of Touch Wall:

  • The need to provide reliable data related to measurement of quality parameters.
  • Using a non-invasive approach in the analysis of healthy subjects.
  • Possibility of obtaining a cross-sectional analysis of multiple parameters simultaneously.
  • Possibility to monitor the change in motor skills over time.
  • Possibility to compare the measurements before and after trauma or in temporary pathological condition1.

Touch wall now is able to perform the following task:

  • Provide a method to evaluate quantitatively and automatically some motor skills.
  • Provide a method of playful and non-invasive analysis.
  • Provide a reference to comparing people with different characteristics such as age, gender, motor and intellectual skills and normalize them in order to provide a certification of the motor skills characteristics of each people.
  • Provide a tool for screening and monitoring over time with the aim of stimulating the attention on motor skills care before the deficits due to trauma or a disease.