Development of a bicycle simulator system for stroke rehabilitation

Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Takafuni Kinoshita, Osamu Nitta, Takashi Komeda

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Abstract

In the rehabilitation training for stroke survivors, patients sometimes request training through riding a bicycle. However, sufficient space and therapists are required for the rehabilitation using bicycle. To solve these problems, a bicycle simulator for stroke rehabilitation has been developed. The system consists of a bicycle, a control computer, a visual system and a sound system. It can provide simulated traffic environment to the user and he/she can pedal on the bicycle in the virtual world for motor and cognitive functional training. Rehabilitation training on the bicycle simulator is not only to achieve functional recovery but also to improve patient's quality of life and independent life by ensuring the transportation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssistive Technology
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Research to Practice
EditorsPedro Encarnacao, Luis Azevedo, Gert Jan Gelderblom, Alan Newell, Niels-Erik Mathiassen
Pages155-160
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 9

Publication series

NameAssistive Technology Research Series
Volume33
ISSN (Print)1383-813X
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8071

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Keywords

  • Bicycle Simulator
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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Takahashi, Y., Kinoshita, T., Nitta, O., & Komeda, T. (2013). Development of a bicycle simulator system for stroke rehabilitation. In P. Encarnacao, L. Azevedo, G. J. Gelderblom, A. Newell, & N-E. Mathiassen (Eds.), Assistive Technology: From Research to Practice (pp. 155-160). (Assistive Technology Research Series; Vol. 33). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-304-9-155