Strategies for incorporating bilateral training into a virtual environment

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

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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, and provides haptic assistance during hand and arm motions 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 of finger motion. Arm training was based upon unilateral and bilateral reaching to stationary and moving targets. 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 subjects post-stroke were trained for three weeks using computer game-like activities. Subjects improved on movement kinematics, kinetics and on several of the clinical tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2007
Pages1272-1276
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: May 23 2007May 27 2007

Publication series

Name2007 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2007

Other

Other2007 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2007
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period5/23/075/27/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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