An Integrated Rehabilitation Platform Based on Action Observation Therapy, Mixed Reality and Wearable Technologies

Paolo Mosna, Stefano E. Lenzi, Stefano Lazzarini, Massimiliano Gobbo, Monica Angelini, Riccardo Buraschi, Stefano Negrini, Maddalena Fabbri Destro, Pietro Avanzini, Giacomo Rizzolatti, Nicola F. Lopomo

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel approach to support rehabilitation employing Action Observation Therapy (AOT), mixed reality (MR) and wearable technologies to foster common rehabilitative methods in restoring motor function. Here, the platform was specifically designed to support the standard physical treatments in post-stroke patients during upper limb rehabilitation. The proposed platform integrates 3D stereo view of egocentric AOT stimuli, multi-level exergaming in MR and motion tracking. This solution represents a practical method for both in/outpatients and at-home rehabilitation programs. A feasibility study on sub-acute post-stroke patients was performed and preliminary findings suggested the effectiveness of this integrated approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages239-244
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume28
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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