Assessment and treatment of the upper limb by means of virtual reality in post-stroke patients

Lamberto Piron, Andrea Turolla, Michela Agostini, Carla Zucconi, Paolo Tonin, Francesco Piccione, Mauro Dam

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Abstract

The disability deriving from stroke impacts heavily on the economic and social aspects of western countries because stroke survivors commonly experience various degrees of autonomy reduction in the activities of daily living. Recent developments in neuroscience, neurophysiology and computational science have led to innovative theories about the brain mechanisms of the motor system. Thereafter, innovative, scientifically based therapeutic strategies have initially arisen in the rehabilitation field. Promising results from the application of a virtual reality based technique for arm rehabilitation are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages55-62
Number of pages8
Volume145
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Augmented feedback
  • Motor learning and control
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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