Design and implementation of a home stroke telerehabilitation system.

William Durfee, James Carey, David Nuckley, Joan Deng

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Abstract

Motor retraining following stroke can occur through intensive, repetitive motion tasks that require concentration to promote new connections in the brain. Conducting intensive, repetitive therapy in the clinic is time consuming for both patient and therapist. A home-based, clinician-directed tracking training system for rehabilitation is presented. Two biofeedback motion training systems have been developed, one for hand and wrist motor relearning and the other for the ankle. The systems include a potentiometer joint sensor, a smart box interface and a laptop host computer. An internet connection allowed for periodic video teleconferencing between patient and therapist. The hand/wrist system was evaluated in a pilot project with 24 subjects. The results demonstrated technical feasibility for the technology. The ankle system is currently undergoing evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages2422-2425
Number of pages4
Volume2009
ISBN (Print)9781424432967
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Sep 2 2009Sep 6 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009

Other

Other31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period9/2/099/6/09

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  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

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Durfee, W., Carey, J., Nuckley, D., & Deng, J. (2009). Design and implementation of a home stroke telerehabilitation system. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 (Vol. 2009, pp. 2422-2425). [5334951] (Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5334951