Home stroke telerehabilitation system to train recovery of hand function

William K Durfee, Samantha A. Weinstein, James R. Carey, Ela Bhatt, Ashima Nagpal

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Abstract

Over four million Americans are affected by stroke. Current theories of stroke rehabilitation point towards paradigms of intense, concentrated use of the afflicted limb as a means for motor program reorganization and partial function restoration. A home system for stroke rehabilitation to train recovery of hand function has been designed and deployed in a research study. The system measures finger and wrist flexion and extension motions on both hands. Patients use joint motion to control the cursor on a screen in a concentrated tracking task for several hours each day over the course of 10 days. A tele component was added so that a therapist can check in with the patient and monitor progress. Fifteen patients have used the system in their homes. The equipment has been reliable and patients have generally responded that the system is easy to use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005
Pages353-356
Number of pages4
Volume2005
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 28 2005Jul 1 2005

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Other2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/28/057/1/05

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Durfee, W. K., Weinstein, S. A., Carey, J. R., Bhatt, E., & Nagpal, A. (2005). Home stroke telerehabilitation system to train recovery of hand function. In Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005 (Vol. 2005, pp. 353-356). [1501118] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2005.1501118