Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://dl.yums.ac.ir/handle/10397/1828
Title: Robot-assisted wrist training for chronic stroke : a comparison between electromyography (EMG) driven robot and passive motion
Authors: Hu, Xiaoling;Tong, Kai-yu Raymond;Song, Rong;Zheng, X. J.;Lui, Ka-him;Ng, Sheung-mei Shamay;Au-Yeung, Suk-yin Stephanie;Leung, Woon-fong Wallace
Keywords: Electromyography;Medical robotics;Patient rehabilitation
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: IEEE
Description: The motor recovery procedure during robot-assisted wrist rehabilitation for persons after stroke has not been well studied previously. In this work, we carried out a comparative study on the training effects on 10 hemiplegic persons with chronic stroke between a wrist treatment assisted by an electromyography (EMG)-driven robotic system (interactive treatment, n=5, EMG group) and a wrist treatment assisted by a clinical robot system with continuous passive motion (n=5, passive group). Significant decreases (P<0.05) in muscle spasticity were observed at the wrist joint in both the EMG and passive groups; and reduced muscle spasticity at the elbow joint were also obtained in the EMG group (P<0.05). These spasticity decreases were associated with the reduction of EMG activation levels during the training. The EMG-driven robot-assisted training also improved the muscle coordination capability of the persons after stroke.
Author name used in this publication: X. L. Hu
Author name used in this publication: K. Y. Tong
Author name used in this publication: R. Song
Author name used in this publication: K. H. Lui
Author name used in this publication: S. Ng
Author name used in this publication: S. S. Y. Au-Yeung
Author name used in this publication: W. W. F. Leung
URI: http://repository.lib.polyu.edu.hk/jspui/handle/10397/1828
Other Identifiers: Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics : Scottsdale, AZ, USA, October 19-22, 2008, p. 637-641.
978-1-4244-2883-0
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