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Title: A technique to train finger coordination and independence after stroke
Authors: Dovat, L.
Lambercy, O.
Salman, B.
Johnson, V.
Milner, T.
Gassert, R.
Burdet, E.
Leong, T.C. 
Keywords: Finger training
Rehabilitation robot
Issue Date: Jul-2010
Citation: Dovat, L., Lambercy, O., Salman, B., Johnson, V., Milner, T., Gassert, R., Burdet, E., Leong, T.C. (2010-07). A technique to train finger coordination and independence after stroke. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 5 (4) : 279-287. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Purpose.Finger coordination and independence are often impaired in stroke survivors, preventing them from performing activities of daily living. We have developed a technique using a robotic interface, the HandCARE, to train these functions. Method.The Hand Cable-Actuated REhabilitation (CARE) system can assist the subject in opening and closing movements of the hand, and can be adapted to accommodate various hand sizes and finger shapes. Results.Two game-like exercises have been developed, which use a motivating approach to promote recovery of finger coordination and independence. Mathematical measures have been implemented to evaluate these functions. This technique is validated with two post-stroke subjects who practiced for 20 minutes twice a week during eight weeks. Conclusions.The results show significant improvements in finger coordination, force modulation as well as finger independence. © 2010 Informa UK Ltd.
Source Title: Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology
ISSN: 17483107
DOI: 10.3109/17483101003719037
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