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.
|Title of host publication||Virtual Reality|
|Subtitle of host publication||Rehabilitation in Motor, Cognitive and Sensorial Disorders|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)