A tailored exercise of manipulation of virtual tools to treat upper limb impairment in Multiple Sclerosis

Angelo Basteris*, Alice De Luca, Vittorio Sanguineti, Claudio Solaro, Margit Mueller, Ilaria Carpinella, Davide Cattaneo, Rita Bertoni, Maurizio Ferrarin

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Abstrakt

We developed a robot-assisted rehabilitation protocol, specifically designed to treat cerebellar and motor symptoms in subjects with Multiple Sclerosis. The task consists of controlling a 'virtual' tool (a mass-spring system), under the effect of a resistive force. The exercise is designed in such a way that task difficulty and the degree of resistance are automatically adjusted to the individual patients' impairment. The protocol included a total of eight 40 min training sessions (2 sessions/week), and automatic regulation of difficulty and resistance was repeated at the beginning of each session. Preliminary results suggest that subjects improve their performance, both within and between sessions. Moreover, task difficulty and resistance tend to increase across sessions, indicating that subjects gradually improve their ability to deal with more challenging versions of the task.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2011 - Rehab Week Zurich 2011
Publikationsdato2011
Artikelnummer5975509
ISBN (Trykt)9781424498628
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2011
BegivenhedRehab Week Zurich 2011 - 2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2011 - Zurich, Schweiz
Varighed: 27. jun. 20111. jul. 2011

Konference

KonferenceRehab Week Zurich 2011 - 2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2011
LandSchweiz
ByZurich
Periode27/06/201101/07/2011
NavnIEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
ISSN1945-7898

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