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Post-stroke Hand Rehabilitation Using a Wearable Robotic Glove

  • Dorin PopescuEmail author
  • Mircea Ivanescu
  • Razvan Popescu
  • Anca Petrisor
  • Livia-Carmen Popescu
  • Ana-Maria Bumbea
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 60)

Abstract

The paper presents the research work done for development of a lightweight and low-cost robotic glove that post-stroke patients can use to recover hand functionality. The work focused on two directions for the robotic glove structure (exoskeleton and wearable soft robotic glove) and on two types of recuperative actions (tele-operation and program based actions). Given the performance tests ran for the robotic gloves, better results were shown with the wearable soft robotic glove that could also be combined with Functional Electrical Stimulation in order to improve the post-stroke hand rehabilitation.

Keywords

Stroke Robotic glove Rehabilitation Functional electrical stimulation 

Notes

Acknowledgment

This work is supported by PNCDI-II-PCCA 150/2012 grant of the Romanian Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorin Popescu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mircea Ivanescu
    • 1
  • Razvan Popescu
    • 1
  • Anca Petrisor
    • 1
  • Livia-Carmen Popescu
    • 1
  • Ana-Maria Bumbea
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CraiovaCraiovaRomania
  2. 2.University of Medicine and PharmacyCraiovaRomania

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