Design of a robotic sensorimotor system for phantom limb pain rehabilitation

Snow, Peter, Loureiro, Rui C. V. and Comley, Richard A. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0265-1010 (2014) Design of a robotic sensorimotor system for phantom limb pain rehabilitation. Proceedings of 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob). In: 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), 12-15 Aug 2014, São Paulo, Brazil. e-ISBN 978147993128, pbk-ISBN 9781479931262. ISSN 2155-1774 (doi:10.1109/BIOROB.2014.6913763)

Abstract

The use of robotics in rehabilitation has shown to have a positive outcome when applied to stroke patients and other movement based therapies. Despite recent studies looking at these types of therapies in helping patients with Phantom Limb Pain very few have looked at employing the elements that make robotics successful with stroke patients towards amputees. Phantom Limb Pain affects the majority of amputees, resulting in the need for further study due to the vast range of potential treatments available. This paper examines the effects of Phantom Limb Pain, its treatment, paradigms based on robotic rehabilitation, and provides an outline of a possible therapy method based on an immersive system providing proprioceptive and kinaesthetic feedback to the user while performing a manipulation task.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
Item ID: 28645
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Depositing User: Richard Comley
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2019 16:02
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 19:17
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/28645

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