Scoping Review of Systems to Train Psychomotor Skills in Hearing Impaired Children

Sensors (Basel). 2018 Aug 3;18(8):2546. doi: 10.3390/s18082546.


Objectives: The aim of this work is to provide a scoping review to compile and classify the systems helping train and enhance psychomotor skills in hearing impaired (HI) children.

Methods: Based on an exhaustive review on psychomotor deficits in HI children, the procedure used to carry out a scoping review was: select keywords and identify synonyms, select databases and prepare the queries using keywords, analyze the quality of the works found using the PEDro Scale, classify the works based on psychomotor competences, analyze the interactive systems (e.g., sensors), and the achieved results.

Results: Thirteen works were found. These works used a variety of sensors and input devices such as cameras, contact sensors, touch screens, mouse and keyboard, tangible objects, haptic and virtual reality (VR) devices.

Conclusions: From the research it was possible to contextualize the deficits and psychomotor problems of HI children that prevent their normal development. Additionally, from the analysis of different proposals of interactive systems addressed to this population, it was possible to establish the current state of the use of different technologies and how they contribute to psychomotor rehabilitation.

Keywords: children with special needs; hearing impairment; interactive systems; psychomotor deficits; psychomotor development; sensors.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Hearing Loss / physiopathology*
  • Hearing Loss / rehabilitation*
  • Humans
  • Psychomotor Performance*
  • Technology
  • User-Computer Interface
  • Virtual Reality