Goal-orientated Functional Rehabilitation using Electrical Stimulation and Iterative Learning Control for Motor Recovery in the Upper Extremity Post-Stroke.

Hallewell, E., Excell, T., Meadmore, K., Freeman, C., Kutlu, M., Hughes, A-M. and Burridge, J., 2013. Goal-orientated Functional Rehabilitation using Electrical Stimulation and Iterative Learning Control for Motor Recovery in the Upper Extremity Post-Stroke. In: 18th Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society, 6--9 June 2014, Donostia-San-Sebastian, Spain. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

There is increasing evidence that electrical stimulation (ES) combined with task specific training is effective in the recovery of upper extremity dysfunction following stroke. The aim of this study is to develop a rehabilitation system that delivers precisely controlled levels of stimulation to the shoulder, elbow and wrist during goal-oriented activity which utilises everyday real objects. Iterative learning control (ILC) is used to mediate the ES and updates the stimulation signal applied to each muscle group based on the error between the ideal and actual movement in the previous attempt. The control system applies the minimum amount of stimulation required, maximising voluntary effort with a view to facilitating success at each given task. Markerless motion tracking is provided via a Microsoft Kinect, with hand and wrist data measured by an electrogoniometer. Preliminary results show that ES mediated by ILC has successfully facilitated movement across the shoulder, elbow and wrist of chronic stroke patients. Overall, joint error has reduced for all participants with the mean error across all joints showing reductions for all participants. Furthermore, there was a significant reduction in extrinsic support necessary for each task. The system is described and initial intervention data are reported.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:21324
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:07 Jul 2014 09:36
Last Modified:07 Jul 2014 09:36

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