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|Title:||Post-stroke training of finger coordination with the HandCARE (Cable-Actuated REhabilitation) system: A case study|
|Source:||Dovat, L.,Lambercy, O.,Salman, B.,Johnson, V.,Milner, T.,Gassert, R.,Burdet, E.,Leong, T.C. (2008). Post-stroke training of finger coordination with the HandCARE (Cable-Actuated REhabilitation) system: A case study. i-CREATe 2008 - International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology 2008 : 130-134. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Finger extension and coordination are two of the impaired hand functions stroke survivors most desire to recover. We have developed a robotic interface, the HandCARE, to train these functions. The system consists of a Cable-Actuated REhabilitation (CARE) system in which each finger is attached to an instrumented cable loop allowing force control and a predominantly linear displacement. The interface can assist the subject in opening and closing movements and can be adapted to accommodate various hand sizes and finger shapes. Exercises have been implemented using a motivating approach promoting recovery of specific hand functions. To evaluate the training of finger coordination, a poststroke subject practiced for 20 minutes twice a week during six weeks with the HandCARE. The results show significant improvements in finger coordination as well as in movement pattern, i.e. less submovements during hand opening.|
|Source Title:||i-CREATe 2008 - International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology 2008|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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