Integrative motor, emotive and cognitive therapy for elderly patients chronic post-stroke A feasibility study of the BrightArm rehabilitation system

B. Rabin, G. Burdea, J. Hundal, D. Roll, F. Damiani

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Abstract

The BrightArm rehabilitation system is designed for integrative motor, emotive and cognitive training of low- and higher-functioning individuals. This paper presents the BrightArm's first feasibility study on 5 elderly skilled nursing facility residents chronic post-stroke. Results show improvements in motor impairments, upper extremity function, independence in activities of daily living, as well as better focusing and short-term visual memory following therapy. There was uniformly good acceptance of the technology by the participants which gave it an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2011 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 27 2011Jun 29 2011

Publication series

Name2011 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2011

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2011
CountrySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period6/27/116/29/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering

Keywords

  • BrightArm
  • Depression
  • Dual-task
  • Executive function
  • Focusing
  • Memory
  • Motor retraining
  • Shoulder strength
  • Stroke
  • Upper extremity
  • Virtual reality

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