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Haptics-Based Rehabilitation of ADL Skills using Massed Practice Therapy
Shrey Pareek, Pramod Chembrammel, and Thenkurussi Kesavadas
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
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Abstract: Stroke has been identified globally as the leading cause of disability. These disabilities hinder performance of activities of daily living (ADL) such as writing, using cutlery, knife, tooth brush etc. which require fine motor control of the patient's hand. In this research, we adopt haptics technology to rehabilitate ADL skills in a home-setting. Using a combination of haptics and virtual-reality, we present a system that imitates a massed-practice-therapy regime that benefits from the inherent advantages of implicit therapy. The current implementation involves three tasks: handling a spoon, writing and 3D trajectory tracking game for improving fine motor skills.

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Time stamp: 2019-05-22T16:37:44+02:00