Delivering Remote Rehabilitation at Home: An Integrated Physio-Neuro Approach to Effective and User Friendly Wearable Devices

  • Subhasis BanerjiEmail author
  • John Heng
  • Alakananda Banerjee
  • P. S. Ponvignesh
  • Daphne Menezes
  • Robins Kumar
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 15)


There is a global shortage of manpower and technology in rehabilitation to attend to the five million new patients who are left disabled every year with stroke. Neuroplasticity is increasingly recognized to be a primary mechanism to achieve significant motor recovery. However, most rehabilitation devices either limit themselves to mechanical repetitive movement practice at a limb level or focus only on cognitive tasks. This may result in improvements in impairment but seldom translates into effective limb and hand use in daily activities. This paper presents an easy-to-use, wearable upper limb system, SynPhNe (pronounced like “symphony”), which trains brain and muscle as one system employing neuroplasticity principles. A summary of clinical results with stroke patients is presented. A new, wireless, home-use version of the solution architecture has been proposed, which can make it possible for patients to do guided therapy at home and thus have access to more therapy hours.


Stroke Patient Grip Strength Cloud Server Remote Monitoring Stroke Subject 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Subhasis Banerji
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  • John Heng
    • 2
    • 4
  • Alakananda Banerjee
    • 3
  • P. S. Ponvignesh
    • 4
  • Daphne Menezes
    • 4
  • Robins Kumar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Division of Mechatronics and Design, School of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Max Super Specialty HospitalNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.Synphne Pte Ltd.SingaporeSingapore

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