Use of a novel robotic system for quantification of upper limb work area following stroke

Theresa Sukal Moulton*, Julius P A Dewald, Michael D Ellis

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The effect of gravity on the expression elbow/shoulder synergy patterns results in discoordination during movements following stroke. This is believed to be related to the shoulder abduction torques generated when lifting the arm against gravity, which results in a concurrent elbow flexion (i.e., the flexion synergy). The Arm Coordination Training 3-D (ACT 3D) robotic system is a novel way of recording movement patterns while a subject generates varying amounts of shoulder abduction torque. This system is used to provide preliminary results that show increased shoulder abduction forces reduce a stroke subject's available work area in a way that is consistent with the flexion synergy. Implications and clinical applications are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005
Pages5032-5035
Number of pages4
Volume7 VOLS
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Sep 1 2005Sep 4 2005

Other

Other2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period9/1/059/4/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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