Virtual Rehabilitation System for Fine Motor Skills Using a Functional Hand Orthosis

  • Manuel A. LeónEmail author
  • Paul A. RomeroEmail author
  • Washington X. QuevedoEmail author
  • Oscar B. ArteagaEmail author
  • Cochise TeránEmail author
  • Marco E. BenalcázarEmail author
  • Víctor H. AndaluzEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10851)


This article describes a virtual rehabilitation system with work and entertainment environments to treat fine motor injuries through an active orthosis. The system was developed in the Unity 3D graphic engine, which allows the patient greater immersion in the rehabilitation process through proposed activities; to identify the movement performed, the Myo armband is used, a device capable of receiving and sending the signals obtained to a mathematical algorithm which will classify these signals and activate the physical hand orthosis completing the desired movement. The benefits of the system is the optimization of resources, infrastructure and personnel, since the therapy will be assisted by the same virtual environment, in addition it allows selecting the virtual environment and the activity to be carried out according to the disability present in the patient. The results show the correct functioning of the system performed.


Virtual reality Rehabilitation Unity 3D Orthosis Disability 



The authors would like to thanks to the Corporación Ecuatoriana para el Desarrollo de la Investigación y Academia–CEDIA for the financing given to research, development, and innovation, through the CEPRA projects, especially the project CEPRA-XI-2017-06; Control Coordinado Multi-operador aplicado a un robot Manipulador Aéreo; also to Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, and Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo, and Grupo de Investigación en Automatización, Robótica y Sistemas Inteligentes, GIARSI, for the support to develop this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad de Las Fuerzas Armadas ESPESangolquíEcuador
  2. 2.Escuela Politécnica Nacional EPNQuitoEcuador

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