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VIBROfocus: Design of a focal vibro-tactile robotic-assistive system for spasticity rehabilitation

Vojinovic, TJ; Zivanovic, A; Carlson, T; Loureiro, RCV; (2017) VIBROfocus: Design of a focal vibro-tactile robotic-assistive system for spasticity rehabilitation. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR) 2017. (pp. pp. 783-788). IEEE: New York, NY, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

The main focus of spasticity treatment is to alleviate pain, improve function and reduce risk of additional complications. In this paper the design of a robotic system with enhanced focal vibro-tactile stimulation for the treatment of spasticity in the upper limbs is presented. Building on emerging evidence on the use of vibrations in the treatment of spasticity, we propose a new integrated approach. Our design combines the use of vibro-tactile stimulation of the high tone muscle with robotic movement assistance to augment rehabilitation outcomes in patients with spasticity in the upper limbs.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: VIBROfocus: Design of a focal vibro-tactile robotic-assistive system for spasticity rehabilitation
Event: 2017 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)
Location: United States
ISBN-13: 978-1-5386-2296-4
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/ICORR.2017.8009343
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2017.8009343
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Muscles, Wrist, Robots, Vibrations, Games, Motion measurement, Position measurement
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Ortho and MSK Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1554761
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