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Technological advancements in stroke rehabilitation.

Malik, A. N., Tariq, H., Afridi, A. and Azam Rathore, F.. Technological advancements in stroke rehabilitation. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 72 (8), 1672-1674.

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DOI: 10.47391/JPMA.22-90


Early, coordinated, and multidisciplinary rehabilitation plays a major part in motor recovery after stroke. The conventional stroke rehabilitation primarily includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. However, with these conventional methods, many stroke survivors still have a residual functional disability which impairs their ability to perform activities of daily living. This could be attributed to the insufficient therapy dose, low engagement and motivation of the patient, and lack of objective feedback to achieve significant improvements in function. Various technology-based stroke rehabilitation interventions have been developed in the last few decades which have shown promising results in improving stroke patients' functional mobility and independence. The use of technology promotes repetitive, task-specific training, active engagement of patients, integrating constructive and concurrent feedback, and accurately measuring functional improvement. This review summarizes the important technological advances in stroke rehabilitation, including exergames, telerehabilitation, robotic-assisted systems, virtual and augmented reality, wearable sensors, and smartphone applications

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rehabilitation; Robotics; Stroke; Virtual Reality
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:37738
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:03 Nov 2022 15:54
Last Modified:03 Nov 2022 15:54


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