Sensory manipulation in writer's cramp: Possibilities for rehabilitation

Fariborz Rahimi, Mehdi Delrobaei, S. Farokh Atashzar, Mahya Shahbazi, Jack Lee, Mallory E. Jackman, Rajni V. Patel, Mandar Jog

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Abstract

In this study, kinematic characteristics of writing are compared in 5 patients with writer's cramp who performed a set of standardized writing tasks. The kinematic characteristics include upper limb joint angles, vertical hand pressure, and finger grip force. The effect of writing on different inclined supporting surfaces is also investigated. Our results indicate that altering upper limb posture using inclined surfaces improves aspects of writing discomfort in writer's cramp subjects. Although the change in arm joint angles and fingers/hand pressure is not generalizable between patients, such kinematic evaluations seem to be a key factor in the outcome of any personalized treatment or rehabilitation strategy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 6th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2013
Pages303-306
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 6th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2013Nov 8 2013

Publication series

NameInternational IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER
ISSN (Print)1948-3546
ISSN (Electronic)1948-3554

Conference

Conference2013 6th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/6/1311/8/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Rahimi, F., Delrobaei, M., Atashzar, S. F., Shahbazi, M., Lee, J., Jackman, M. E., Patel, R. V., & Jog, M. (2013). Sensory manipulation in writer's cramp: Possibilities for rehabilitation. In 2013 6th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2013 (pp. 303-306). [6695932] (International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER). https://doi.org/10.1109/NER.2013.6695932