An Ergonomic Solution for Hand Rehabilitation Product Design for Stroke Patients

Jing Luo, Yan Luximon, Wen Zhan, Xiaoyang Chen

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Abstract

Rehabilitation training is a crucial part that helps stroke patients to train their muscles and rebuild the connection between muscle, nervous system and brain. This study conducts an ergonomic redesign of hand rehabilitation products based on the interview investigation to the user behavior and psychology during the training rehabilitation. The driving part of the device was relocated from the palm to the back of the hand to enhance the experience of stroke subjects to grab objects. Moreover, the device can drive the user to have a positive attitude towards their rehabilitation by visualizing the training improvement. Body scan and 3D printing technologies were utilized to ensure the accuracy of the position of the electric stimulation pads on the hands. The design also enhanced the voluntary motor functions at the palm and the fingers. The research results will contribute in formulating the design criteria of hand rehabilitation training products for stroke subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management. Posture, Motion and Health - 11th International Conference, DHM 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings
EditorsVincent G. Duffy
PublisherSpringer
Pages325-334
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030499037
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
Event11th International Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management, DHM 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 19 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12198 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management, DHM 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period19/07/2024/07/20

Keywords

  • 3D scanning
  • Ergonomics
  • Hand rehabilitation
  • Product design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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