A randomized controlled trial on the recovery process of wrist rehabilitation assisted by electromyography (EMG)-driven robot for chronic stroke

Xiaoling Hu, K. Y. Tong, R. Song, X. J. Zheng, Woon Fong Leung

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Abstract

The effect of using robots to improve motor recovery has received increased attention, while the treatment effectiveness remains a topic of study. We compared the training effects by treatments on the wrist joint of chronic stroke patients with an Electromyography (EMG)-Driven robot (interactive group, n=15) and a robot with continuous passive motion (passive group, n=12) by a randomized Controlled trial. The interactive treatment with the EMG-driven robot improved the motor function for both the wrist and elbow joints in muscle coordination and spasticity reduction after the training, which could be kept for 3 months. The passive mode training mainly reduced the spasticity in the wrist flexor, but did not contribute to the muscle coordination improvement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009
Pages28-33
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 23 Jun 200926 Jun 2009

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period23/06/0926/06/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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