Upper limb rehabilitation and evaluation of stroke patients using robot-aided techniques

Roberto Colombo, Fabrizio Pisano, Silvestro Micera, Alessandra Mazzone, Carmen Delconte, M. Chiara Carrozza, Paolo Dario, Giuseppe Minuco

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Abstract

This work presents two robot devices for use in the rehabilitation of upper limb movements and reports the quantitative parameters obtained to characterize the rate of improvement thus allowing a precise monitoring of the patient's recovery. Two groups of chronic post-stroke patients were enrolled in a 3-week rehabilitation program including standard physical therapy plus treatment by means of robot devices respectively for wrist and elbow-shoulder movements. Both groups were evaluated by means of standard clinical assessment scales and a new robot measured evaluation metrics. After treatment, both groups improved their motor deficit and disability. The new evaluation metrics proposed should allow the therapist to implement targeted rehabilitative strategies and, if necessary, prompt adjustment of the treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
Pages515-518
Number of pages4
Volume2005
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 28 2005Jul 1 2005

Other

Other2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/28/057/1/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Colombo, R., Pisano, F., Micera, S., Mazzone, A., Delconte, C., Carrozza, M. C., Dario, P., & Minuco, G. (2005). Upper limb rehabilitation and evaluation of stroke patients using robot-aided techniques. In Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (Vol. 2005, pp. 515-518). [1501154] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2005.1501154