Developing a Virtual Reality Stroke Rehabilitation Prototype

This source preferred by Christos Gatzidis and Glyn Hadley

Authors: Prashun, P., Hadley, G.J.M. and Gatzidis, C.

http://www.hcii2009.org/

Start date: 19 July 2009

Pages: 746-750

Publisher: Springer

Place of Publication: Heidelberg

ISBN: 978-3-642-02884-7

Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the UK with many stroke victims left with partial paralysis or reduced motor control in an upper limb. This disability causes impairment in the activities of daily living (ADL). The focus of the research is to build a real time virtual reality (VR) upper limb rehabilitation-training system to aid in stroke recovery. This is intended to be a low cost system that will not require extensive interventions from a physiotherapist. The system will use a standard PC and low cost position sensor technologies and is primarily for use by stroke victims in the home environment.

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