At Home Motor Rehabilitation in the Chronic Phase of Stroke Using the Rehabilitation Gaming System

  • Jens Nirme
  • Belén Rubio
  • Armin Duff
  • Esther Duarte
  • Susana Rodriguez
  • Amparo Cuxart
  • Paul F. M. J. Verschure
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 1)

Abstract

In this study, a Virtual Reality system for stroke rehabilitation was left in the homes of chronic stroke patients to monitor the progress of the patients after constant and extended use of the system. The frequency of use indicated that patients were able to use the system independently. We also found an improvement on the Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory (CAHAI) scale at the end of the treatment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Nirme
    • 1
  • Belén Rubio
    • 1
  • Armin Duff
    • 1
  • Esther Duarte
    • 2
  • Susana Rodriguez
    • 3
  • Amparo Cuxart
    • 3
  • Paul F. M. J. Verschure
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratory of Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems (SPECS), Center of Autonomous Systems and Neurorobotics (NRAS)University Pompeu FabraBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Servicio de Medicina Física y Rehabilitación. Hospitals Mar-Esperança, Parc de Salut Mar. Institut Municipal d’Investigació Mèdica (IMIM)Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Servicio de RehabilitaciónHospital Universitari Vall d’HebronBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Laboratory of Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems (SPECS), Center of Autonomous Systems and Neurorobotics (NRAS), ICREAUniversity Pompeu FabraBarcelonaSpain

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