Evaluation of reach and grasp robot-assisted therapy suggests similar functional recovery patterns on proximal and distal arm segments in sub-acute hemiplegia

Loureiro, Rui C. V., Harwin, W., Lamperd, R. and Collin, Christine (2013) Evaluation of reach and grasp robot-assisted therapy suggests similar functional recovery patterns on proximal and distal arm segments in sub-acute hemiplegia. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering . ISSN 1534-4320

Full text is not in this repository.

Abstract

This paper provides some additional evidence in support of the hypothesis that robot therapies are clinically beneficial in neurorehabilitation. Although only 4 subjects were included in the study, the design of the intervention and the measures were done so as to minimise bias. The results are presented as single case studies, and can only be interpreted as such due to the study size. The intensity of intervention was 16 hours and the therapy philosophy (based on Carr and Shepherd) was that coordinated movements are preferable to joint based therapies, and that coordinating distal movements (in this case grasps) helps not only to recover function in these areas, but has greater value since the results are immediately transferable to daily skills such as reach and grasp movements.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Rehabilitation robotics, reach and grasp therapy, sensorimotor environment, sub-acute stroke
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 8983
Useful Links:
Depositing User: Dr Rui CV Loureiro
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2013 06:46
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:24
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/8983

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item