Coordination changes demonstrated by subjects with hemiparesis performing hand-arm training using the NJIT-RAVR robotically assisted virtual rehabilitation system

Qinyin Qiu, Gerard G. Fluet, Ian Lafond, Alma S. Merians, Sergei V. Adamovich

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Abstract

Various authors have described pre and post testing improvements in upper limb coordination as a result of intensive upper limb interventions. While the ability to alter coordination patterns as a result of repetitive hand-arm movement is established, patterns of change in the relationship between proximal and distal effectors of the UE over the course of multiple sessions of training have not been described in the rehabilitation literature. In this study eight subjects (5 male, 3 female) with a mean age of 56.4 years (SD=14.2) and a mean time since CVA of 54.7 months post-stroke (SD=51.7) were trained for eight, 2-3 hour sessions on four robotically facilitated virtual rehabilitation activities. This paper will present 1) Functional performance and pre and post testing kinematic analysis for the eight subjects 2) More extensive analysis of the change in hand and arm coordination over the course of the eight session intervention demonstrated by one of the subjects from this sample 3) Kinematic analysis of another subject from this sample performing an un-trained reaching and grasping activity, before and after training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1143-1146
Number of pages4
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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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