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 paper evaluates the patient engagement and clinical feasibility of an Augmented Reflection Technology (ART) system for use in physical rehabilitation of the upper limb following stroke. In particular, TheraMem, an extension of the ART system, 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 using 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 therapeutic requirements and the patient's preferences. 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
Pages (from-to)355-360
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Game-based rehabilitation
  • Mirror therapy
  • Mixed reality
  • Visual illusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Sensory Systems
  • Speech and Hearing

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