Design of a virtual reality-based system for hand and arm rehabilitation

Sergei Adamovich, Qinyin Qiu, Binny Talati, Gerry Fluet, Alma Merians

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Abstract

We have previously designed a virtual reality-based training system for hand rehabilitation. Here we report the design of an extended version of the system that allows training of the hemiparetic arm and hand during one training session, and provides haptic assistance during hand motion and during arm movements in three-dimensional space. It also allows bimanual training of the hand and arm Hand training was based on a virtual piano activity that was designed to promote finger range of motion and independence. Hand exercises included reaching to stationary and moving targets presented in stereo. The use of a three-dimensional robot based on admittance control allowed the use of active force applied by the subject as an input to the haptic controller. Two stroke survivors were trained for three weeks using computer game-like activities. Subjects improved on movement kinematics and on several of the clinical tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07
Pages958-963
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07 - Noordwijk, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 12 2007Jun 15 2007

Publication series

Name2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07

Other

Other2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityNoordwijk
Period6/12/076/15/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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