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A virtual reality-based exercise program for stroke rehabilitation

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A virtual reality-based exercise program for stroke rehabilitation
A PC based desktop Virtual Reality system was developed for rehabilitating hand function in stroke patients. The system uses two hand input devices, a CyberGlove and a RMII force feedback glove, to allow the user to interact with one of four rehabilitation exercises. Each of which is designed to exercise one specific parameter of hand movement, namely range, speed, fractionation or strength. The therapy program is semi-automated and personalized to each user through the use of performance-based target levels. These are adapted between sessions in order to induce the user to improve. Feedback is provided to each user throughout the exercise sessions. To further motivate the user to continue the exercise program, screen displays are designed as interactive games. The system is described and sample data is presented from preliminary studies performed on control subjects. Keywords Virtual Reality, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Haptic Glove, CyberGlove, Rutgers Master II.
David Jack, Rares F. Boian, Alma S. Merians, Serge
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Type Conference
Year 2000
Where ASSETS
Authors David Jack, Rares F. Boian, Alma S. Merians, Sergei V. Adamovich, Marilyn Tremaine, Michael Recce, Grigore C. Burdea, Howard Poizner
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