Portable Robotic Device to Help Patients Recover from Stroke

by Kathy Jones on  July 22, 2011 at 9:28 PM General Health News
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There is new hope on the anvil for for patients suffering from strokes.
 Portable Robotic Device to Help Patients Recover from Stroke
Portable Robotic Device to Help Patients Recover from Stroke

FIK has designed a system for alleviating neuromuscular disability amongst these patients from their homes and by which these can be supervised by the therapist who will be able to carry out a quantitative evaluation of the therapy. To this end, they have brought together new technologies and entertainment and a greater quality of rehabilitation.

The patient will be able to enhance his or her arm mobility by means of a portable robotic device and a software platform with videogames for tele-rehabilitation, so that the doctor can carry out the online monitoring of these exercises through the quantitative results obtained from the said games.

This is the ArmAssist project, which consists of a mobile-based device that is connected to the user through an orthesis that records and measures the movements of the shoulder and the elbow. This mobile base is connected to a Standard computer that links the movements carried out by the arm with the requests and exigencies of the videogames developed ad hoc for the rehabilitation of the upper limbs.

Using telerehabilitation software within the assitive arm, a link is created between the patient and the therapist, which enables training him or her in their homes, and more independently, given that, using the computer programme with an Internet connection, the doctor can ensure the patient is doing the exercises correctly.

Source: ANI

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