Muscle synergies in chronic stroke during a robot-assisted wrist training

Xiaoling Hu, K. Y. Tong, R. Song, X. J. Zheng, I. F. Lo, K. H. Lui

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Abstract

The motor recovery procedure during robot-assisted wrist rehabilitation for persons after stroke has not been well studied previously. In this work, we analyzed the variations in the muscular co-activation patterns related to the wrist and elbow motions in hemiplegic persons with chronic stroke (n=4) during a 20-session's interactive robot-assisted training. Significant decreases in muscle cocontractions (P<0.05) for all muscle pairs were observed, which was mainly due to the reduction in the muscle activation levels. Improvements were also found in motor functions assessed by clinical scales before and after the training. The results suggested an increased selective control on individual muscles for both wrist and elbow joints in a designed task after the robo t-assisted training.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07
Pages241-245
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07 - Noordwijk, Netherlands
Duration: 12 Jun 200715 Jun 2007

Conference

Conference2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityNoordwijk
Period12/06/0715/06/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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