Haptic exercises for measuring improvement of post-stroke rehabilitation patients

Atif Alamri, Rosa Iglesias, Mohamad Eid, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, Shervin Shirmohammadi, Edward Lemaire

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Abstract

Rehabilitation exercises supervised by Occupational Therapists (OTs), involve applying task-oriented forces to the injured/disabled area to regain, for instance, strength and range of motion. Haptic interfaces have shown clear benefits in imitating therapists' exercises with the possibilities of position, grasping angles and force capturing. In this paper, we present two haptic-based virtual reality exercises for stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation to recover all, or some, of their lost hand functions. The two exercises, the squeeze ball exercise and the maze exercise, were implemented using the CyberForce system. The squeeze ball exercise helps patients recover the action of hand grasping whereas the maze exercise aims at increasing the steadiness of the patient's movement. Our measurements of these exercises show that we can continuously evaluate the patient's improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMeMeA 2007 2nd - IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurement and Applications
Pages41-46
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventMeMeA 2007 2nd - IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurement and Applications - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: May 4 2007May 5 2007

Publication series

NameMeMeA 2007 2nd - IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurement and Applications

Other

OtherMeMeA 2007 2nd - IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurement and Applications
CountryPoland
CityWarsaw
Period5/4/075/5/07

Keywords

  • Haptic application in medical systems
  • Medical instrumentation
  • Medical virtual environments
  • Physical rehabilitation systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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