Restoration of finger function in hemiparetic stroke patients using goal-directed therapy: Coordination station

T. M. Sukal, A. H. Meisner, R. T. Salako

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Abstract

The goal of this project was to develop a device that provides interactive, goal-directed finger therapy to individuals with hemiparetic stroke. The specific design requirements of the device were that it be safe, easy to use, adaptable to varying abilities, and able to record accurate force measurements. The device developed meets all of the design requirements, allowing hemiparetic stroke patients to perform repetitive, therapeutic exercises. We hypothesize that this type of therapy will lead to higher functional gains in stroke survivors, by re-establishing coordinated control over the finger muscles in the affected hand. The device can be used by therapists to track functional gains in hand function, and can be used at the clinic or at home.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE 29th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages289-290
Number of pages2
Volume2003-January
ISBN (Electronic)0780377672
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event29th IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBC 2003 - Newark, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2003Mar 23 2003

Other

Other29th IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBC 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNewark
Period3/22/033/23/03

Keywords

  • Aluminum
  • Computer interfaces
  • Electromyography
  • Fingers
  • Force control
  • Force feedback
  • Force measurement
  • Medical treatment
  • Motor drives
  • Muscles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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