Performance evaluation of a VR-based hand and finger rehabilitation program

Omar A. Daud, Roberto Oboe, Michela Agostini, Andrea Turolla

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Abstract

A five-bar linkage mechanism with two active and three passive degrees-of-freedom (rotations) at the end-effector was used as a haptic device and integrated inside a Matlab/Simulink general framework, in which Handshake proSENSE toolbox was chosen for the haptic and graphic rendering, conceiving a virtual reality based rehabilitation system. Such device can generate forces at the fingertip up to 20 [N], which is suitable for finger and hand rehabilitation. Virtual reality based rehabilitation was conducted in two patients: one with a stroke, and the other with musculoskeletal disease. Two different kind of exercises were proposed. The system was tested successfully. A finger and hand rehabilitation case study and their results are presented. These results show the effectiveness of the proposed application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - ISIE 2011: 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
Pages934-939
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2011 - Gdansk, Poland
Duration: Jun 27 2011Jun 30 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2011
CountryPoland
CityGdansk
Period6/27/116/30/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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