Virtual Reality Based Tool for Motor Function Assessment in Stroke Survivors

  • B. Rubio
  • J. Nirme
  • E. Duarte
  • A. Cuxart
  • S. Rodriguez
  • A. Duff
  • P. F. M. J. Verschure
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 1)

Abstract

This paper studies the reliability of the Rehabilitation Gaming System (RGS) on the evaluation of motor function in stroke patients. We developed a virtual reality (VR) scenario for motor function assessment and we tested it in 18 stroke patients. We found strong correlations between the parameters obtained from the virtual reality scenario (work area, covered distance, and fingers excursion) and standardized clinical scales for motor function, spasticity, and performance in activities of daily living.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Rubio
    • 1
  • J. Nirme
    • 1
  • E. Duarte
    • 2
  • A. Cuxart
    • 3
  • S. Rodriguez
    • 3
  • A. Duff
    • 1
  • P. F. M. J. Verschure
    • 1
  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

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