Accession Number:

ADA409927

Title:

Aid Training System for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HWA-HSIA COLL OF TECHNOLOGY AND COMMERCE CHUNGHO (TAIWAN) DEPT OF ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2001-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This research involves developing an aid training system for the upper extremity rehabilitation. Included in this system are a hand-training unit, a signal converting interface and a computer. The hand-training unit is a platform with multiple reed-relays and a arm-skate for the patients to operate on the platform. The selected items and figures on the computer activate specific designs linking with each reed-relay and are displayed on the computer screen. The patients then draw the same figures on the platform by the arm-skate with their hands. The corrections and time elapsed can be recorded and sent back to computer unit through the signal converting interface. The fiexion, extension, and coordination of hand muscle will be achieved after repeatedly performing this training. Meanwhile, in addition to multiple training items of corresponding figures, this system also provides functions for building a patient database to offer clinicians scientific data for long-term monitoring the rehabilitation effects.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE