An Adaptive Robotic Tablet Gaming System for Post-Stroke Hand Function Rehabilitation
English, Brittney A.
Howard, Ayanna M.
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Physical therapy is a common treatment for the rehabilitation of hemiparesis, or the weakness of one side of the body. Stroke is a common cause of hemiparesis. Stroke survivors regularly struggle with motivation and engagement, especially in-between sessions when the therapist is absent from the exercising process. As a solution, we have developed a robotic tablet gaming system to facilitate post-stroke hand function rehabilitation. Healthy subject pilot studies have been completed to verify that this system increases engagement and is capable of encouraging specific therapeutic motions. In the future, a learning model algorithm will be added to the system to assess the patient’s progress and optimize the recovery time.