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World Haptics 2009 - Third Joint EuroHaptics conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems
Vibrotactile feedback system for intuitive upper-limb rehabilitation
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
March 18-March 20
ISBN: 978-1-4244-3858-7
Pulkit Kapur, Haptics Group, GRASP Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Sunthar Premakumar, Haptics Group, GRASP Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Steven A. Jax, Cognition and Action Laboratory, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, USA
Laurel J. Buxbaum, Cognition and Action Laboratory, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, USA
Amanda M. Dawson, Cognition and Action Laboratory, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, USA
Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, Haptics Group, GRASP Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, USA
The proposed demonstration stems from research on a low cost haptic virtual interaction platform for upper-limb rehabilitation. This work centers on the use of vibrotactile feedback in a virtual environment to help stroke patients perform simple repetitive motions and thereby overcome motor planning deficits. The device to be demonstrated consists of a sleeve with embedded optical markers and vibration actuators. When in use, the system has three main functions: it continually measures the configuration of the patient's arm in space, it provides graphical feedback about the desired arm configuration and the user's current arm configuration on a computer monitor, and it provides intuitive vibrotactile cues to guide the user's arm into the target configuration.
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Pulkit Kapur, Sunthar Premakumar, Steven A. Jax, Laurel J. Buxbaum, Amanda M. Dawson, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, "Vibrotactile feedback system for intuitive upper-limb rehabilitation," whc, pp.621-622, World Haptics 2009 - Third Joint EuroHaptics conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, 2009
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