Integrating kinematic modeling and kinetics to quantify hand motor performance in persons with stroke

Saumya Puthenveettil, Qinyin Qiu, Gerard Fluet, Sergei Adamovich

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Abstract

Objective: This study describes the design and testing of a system designed to quantify improvement in reaching and grasping abilities of the hemiparetic arm and hand of patients post stroke after a series of interactive virtual reality (VR) simulated training sessions. Methods: Five subjects post stroke participated in a two-week training session consisting of interactive computer games for 2-2.5 hours per session. Subjects' finger joint angles were measured during a kinematic reach to grasp test using CyberGlove™ and arm joint angles were measured using the trackSTAR™ system prior to training and after training. Downward force applied to the object during grasping was measured using a force sensor system. Results: There was a significant decrease in force applied to objects when grasping post VR training and an improvement in preshaping the hand during the transport phase. Conclusion: A system utilizing magnetic trackers, a data glove, and a force sensor may be sensitive to changes in motor performance elicited by a robotically facilitated, virtually simulated motor intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2012
Pages299-300
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 29 2012
Event38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2012 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Mar 16 2012Mar 18 2012

Publication series

Name2012 38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2012

Other

Other38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period3/16/123/18/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering

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Puthenveettil, S., Qiu, Q., Fluet, G., & Adamovich, S. (2012). Integrating kinematic modeling and kinetics to quantify hand motor performance in persons with stroke. In 2012 38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2012 (pp. 299-300). [6207083] (2012 38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/NEBC.2012.6207083