Therapeutic Potential of Haptic TheraDrive: An Affordable Robot/Computer System for Motivating Stroke Rehabilitation
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
5th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
There is a need for increased opportunities for effective neurorehabilitation services for stroke survivors outside the hospital environment. Efforts to develop low-cost robot/computer therapy solutions able to be deployed in home and community rehabilitation settings have been growing. Our long-term goal is to develop a very low-cost system for stroke rehabilitation that can use commercial gaming technology and support rehabilitation with stroke survivors at all functioning levels. This paper reports the results of experiments comparing the old and new TheraDrive systems in terms of ability to assist/resist subjects and the root-mean-square (RMS) trajectory tracking error. Data demonstrate that the new system, in comparison to the original TheraDrive, produces a larger change in normalized trajectory tracking error when assistance/resistance is added to exercises and has the potential to support stroke survivors at all functioning levels.
Theriualt, Andrew; Nagurka, Mark L.; and Johnson, Michelle J., "Therapeutic Potential of Haptic TheraDrive: An Affordable Robot/Computer System for Motivating Stroke Rehabilitation" (2014). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research and Publications. 212.
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Accepted version. Published as a part of 5th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, (August 12-15, 2014). DOI. © 2014 IEEE. Used with permission.