Creating gesture controlled games for robot-assisted stroke rehabilitation

A. Basteris, E. Johansson, P. Klein, N. Nasr, S. Nijenhuis, P. Sale, F. Schätzlein, A. Stienen

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Regular training exercises are fundamental to regain functional use of arm and hand control after a stroke. With the SCRIPT system, the patient can practice hand excercising independently at home by playing gesture controlled games using a robotic glove (orthosis). The system could offer prolonged rehabilitation out of the clinic, with low cost treatment. In the first version of the system (Script 1), a set of therapeutic games were developed within the project and tested in formative and summative evaluations. The main findings indicate that motivational aspects play a major role. The main issues detected concerns the challenge for the patients to understand and remember the correct gestures. Following a User Centered Design process, these findings helped to improve the new version of the system (Script 2).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S735-S738
JournalBiomedizinische Technik
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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