Stroke survivors are often facing a long term disability and struggling with activities of daily living. Typically, rehabilitation programs are carried out after stroke to recover lost function.
As part of the research project at the Department of Mechatronics, project leader FH-Prof. Yeongmi Kim and her team have now developed a new robot assisted rehabilitation device to support pronation/supination wrist exercises in VR applications for the daily activity (e.g. opening a door, pouring water). Further this device enables an objective assessment of spasticity in the wrist via stiffness measurements. Due to the importance of increased frequency and duration of training, growing number of stoke patients, the device is affordable, compact and easy to use. The ultimate goal of this project is to be installed in home environments or in local rehabilitation clinics, provide continued motivating therapy and eventually restore upper-limb function of patients.
The project was supported by prototype funding from aws.
For further information, please get in touch with:
Yeongmi Kim Lecturer Department Mechatronics +43 512 2070 – 3933 email@example.com
Before building a prototype, the device was designed digitally. Foto: MCI.
Before building a prototype, the device was designed digitally. Foto: MCI-Kim.