Patient engagement and clinical feasibility of augmented reflection technology for stroke rehabilitation

Simon Hoermann, Leigh Hale, Stanley John Winser, Holger Regenbrecht

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Abstract

This chapter presents a study that evaluates patient engagement and clinical feasibility of an Augmented Reflection Technology system for use in physical rehabilitation of the upper limb following stroke. In particular, TheraMem, an extension of the Augmented Reflection Technology, was assessed on its potential to engage patients in meaningful therapeutic exercise. Six patients participated in a total of 24 sessions of upper limb training with the system. Tailored support for patients performing the exercises was provided based on the severity and level of their impairment. Various configurations of the system were evaluated and adjusted to best match the patient?s preferences as well as the therapeutic requirements. It was found that all patients were able to successfully participate and complete the TheraMem intervention at a high level of engagement and motivation over the course of the therapy sessions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual Reality
Subtitle of host publicationRehabilitation in Motor, Cognitive and Sensorial Disorders
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages95-106
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781633217874
ISBN (Print)9781633217737
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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