A data-globe and immersive virtual reality environment for upper limb rehabilitation after spinal cord injury

Reyes Guzman, Ana de los and Dimbwadyo Terrer, Iris and Trincado Alonso, Fernando and Aznar, Miguel A. and Alcubilla, César and Pérez Nombela, Soraya and Ama Espinosa, Antonio del and Polonio López, Begoña and Gil Agudo, Angel (2013). A data-globe and immersive virtual reality environment for upper limb rehabilitation after spinal cord injury. In: "XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013", 25/09/2013 - 28/09/2013, Sevilla, Spain. pp. 1759-1762. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00846-2_434.

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Title: A data-globe and immersive virtual reality environment for upper limb rehabilitation after spinal cord injury
Author/s:
  • Reyes Guzman, Ana de los
  • Dimbwadyo Terrer, Iris
  • Trincado Alonso, Fernando
  • Aznar, Miguel A.
  • Alcubilla, César
  • Pérez Nombela, Soraya
  • Ama Espinosa, Antonio del
  • Polonio López, Begoña
  • Gil Agudo, Angel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013
Event Dates: 25/09/2013 - 28/09/2013
Event Location: Sevilla, Spain
Title of Book: IFMBE Proceedings
Date: 2013
Volume: 41
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Data-glove, rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, upper limbs, virtual reality
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

While a number of virtual data-gloves have been used in stroke, there is little evidence about their use in spinal cord injury (SCI). A pilot clinical experience with nine SCI subjects was performed comparing two groups: one carried out a virtual rehabilitation training based on the use of a data glove, CyberTouch combined with traditional rehabilitation, during 30 minutes a day twice a week along two weeks; while the other made only conventional rehabilitation. Furthermore, two functional indexes were developed in order to assess the patient’s performance of the sessions: normalized trajectory lengths and repeatability. While differences between groups were not statistically significant, the data-glove group seemed to obtain better results in the muscle balance and functional parameters, and in the dexterity, coordination and fine grip tests. Related to the indexes that we implemented, normalized trajectory lengths and repeatability, every patient showed an improvement in at least one of the indexes, either along Y-axis trajectory or Z-axis trajectory. This study might be a step in investigating new ways of treatments and objective measures in order to obtain more accurate data about the patient’s evolution, allowing the clinicians to develop rehabilitation treatments, adapted to the abilities and needs of the patients.

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Item ID: 35010
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/35010/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:35010
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-00846-2_434
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 09 May 2015 11:46
Last Modified: 09 May 2015 12:16
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