Stroke is a devastating condition with profound implications for health economics and resources worldwide. Recent works showed that the use of brain-machine interfaces (BMI) could help movement improvements in severely affected chronic stroke patients. This work shows the feasibility and use of a Soft Orthotic Physiotherapy Hand Interactive Aid (SOPHIA) system, able to provide more intense rehabilitation sessions and facilitate the supervision of multiple patients by a single Physiotherapist. The SOPHIA device is controlled by a BMI system and has a lightweight design and low cost. Tests with researchers showed that the system presents a reliable and stable control, besides being able to actively open the volunteers’ hands.
|Title of host publication||Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2016), October 18-21, 2016, Segovia, Spain|
|Editors||Jaime Ibáñez, José González-Vargas, José María Azorín, Metin Akay, José Luis Pons|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Name||Biosystems & Biorobotics|
Vargas, P. A., Brasil, F. L., McConnell, A. C., Vallejo, M., Corne, D. W., Stokes, A. A., & Moioli, R. C. (2017). Combining Soft Robotics and Brain-Machine Interfaces for Stroke Rehabilitation. In J. Ibáñez, J. González-Vargas, J. M. Azorín, M. Akay, & J. L. Pons (Eds.), Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2016), October 18-21, 2016, Segovia, Spain (pp. 1257-1262). (Biosystems & Biorobotics; Vol. 15). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46669-9_205