Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
This research aims to integrate and develop a novel Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) controlled soft robotic glove, evaluate the ability of the glove in achieving common hand grasping postures and to assess the efficacy of the glove in assisting stroke patients with completing functional tasks. The BCI-controlled soft robotic glove utilizes patients' user intent to deliver specific electroencephalographic patterns that can trigger robot-assisted hand movement to the affected hand.
Hand motor impairment is very common after a stroke. These impairments include difficulty moving and coordinating the hands and fingers, which inhibits stroke patients from being able to perform daily functional tasks independently, resulting in a reduced quality of life. More than half of people with upper limb impairment after stroke will still have problems many months to years after their stroke. Therefore, improving hand function is a core element of rehabilitation. Many possible interventions have been developed; these may involve different exercises or training, specialist equipment or techniques, or they could take the form of a drug (pill or injection) given to help hand movement. There is limited evidence that suggests the following interventions may be effective: constraint-induced movement therapy, mental practice, mirror therapy,interventions for sensory impairment, virtual reality and a relatively high dose of repetitive task practice. Current hand rehabilitation robotic devices are typically driven by rigid linkages or joints, which subject the patient's fingers into a single plane of motion that will feel unnatural and uncomfortable. On top of that,these devices belong to the class of continuous passive motion (CPM) devices that only promote hand range-of-motion, but do not require the patient to play a semi-active role in performing the hand exercises. Furthermore, there is a huge demand for solutions assisting stroke patients with using the densely paralyzed hand to perform activities of daily living (ADL) in real life, which is not available at present. Most of the hand rehabilitation robotic devices available in the market cannot assist paralyzed hand to carry out ADL. To develop an assistive device to solve this unmet need, we decided to combine BCI technology with the wearable soft robotic glove, which enables actuation of paralyzed hand by motor imagery.
BCI Robot Assisted Hand Therapy, CPM Robot Assisted Hand Therapy
Not yet recruiting
National University Hospital, Singapore
Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-09-12T00:08:22-0400
Objective: To investigate the effects of robot-assisted hand rehabilitation with a Gloreha device on hand function and the participation of ADL for children with cerebral palsy(CP). Mater...
This study evaluates the effects of robot-assisted therapy for adults more than 6 months after stroke on upper limb functioning. Half of the participants will receive robot-assisted therap...
Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in older adults in the United States. At six months after stroke, up to 65% of the more than 795,000 persons who experience a stroke eac...
Robotic therapy can deliver larger amounts of upper extremity movement practice for stroke rehabilitation. Although the treatment effects were supported in studies, there are still limitat...
In the proposed study, the investigators assumed that using robot assisted tenodesis-grip training providing high does assisted grip movement may do the effects on motor shaping and greate...
The success rate of pre-hospital endotracheal intubation (ETI) by paramedics is lower than physicians. We aimed to establish a remote robot-assisted intubation system (RRAIS) and expected it to improv...
Robot-assisted gait training provide a big therapeutic advantage in functional mobility for postural control.
In recent years, different remote-access approaches in thyroid surgery have been developed and partially established. The aim is mainly to improve cosmetics by avoiding a visible scar on the neck. We ...
Intrathoracic esophagogastrostomy plays an important role in minimally invasive Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy for cancer. Intrathoracic anastomosis with robot-assisted Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy (RAILE) incl...
Electromechanical and robot-assisted arm training devices are used in rehabilitation, and may help to improve arm function after stroke.
Therapy assisted by the use of a horse and/or its movement, including equine-assisted psychotherapy, horseback riding, and hippotherapy.
The use of live animal as a means of therapy
Placement of one of the surgeon's gloved hands into the ABDOMINAL CAVITY to perform manual manipulations that facilitate the laparoscopic procedures.
Computer systems utilized as adjuncts in the treatment of disease.
Adjunctive computer programs in providing drug treatment to patients.
Neurology - Central Nervous System (CNS)
Alzheimer's Disease Anesthesia Anxiety Disorders Autism Bipolar Disorders Dementia Epilepsy Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Neurology Pain Parkinson's Disease Sleep Disorders Neurology is the branch of me...
Stroke - Cerebrovascular Disease (CVA)
A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and prompt treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is ...