Exoskeleton Robotics Intervention as an Adjunctive Treatment in Enhancing Post-Stroke Upper Limb Neurorecovery

Ahmad Dzuharuddin Othman, Noor Ayuni Che Zakaria, Natiara Mohamad Hashim, Shahrol Mohamaddan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Mirror therapy is a visual feedback therapy used in stroke rehabilitation with unilateral upper limb weakness that tricks the brain into thinking their affected weak upper limb can move through a mirror reflection. Malaysia Exoskeletal Robot Assisted Therapy (MyERAT) underpins the concept of mirror therapy, a system integration between a sensor glove and an exoskeleton glove worn onto the patient's affected arm to improve movement through visual feedback from a mirror reflection of a foldable mirror box. An exoskeleton is a wearable external device used to assist an injured limb in motion during the rehabilitation process. A potentiometer is a sensor utilized to measure resistance produced through sliding contact. In the system, unaffected upper limb movement manages the sensors that provide ADC reading values to control the exoskeleton movement. The movements are video recorded and uploaded into Kinovea software to obtain delay time. Upon initial test run, the system is accepted as a robotic hand with a delay time locate below 300 to 400 ms. Robotic exoskeleton might adjunct the conventional method of mirror therapy by providing two-way feedback between the brain and affected hand that enhances the neuroplasticity process, hasten the neuro recovery in post-stroke survivors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 21st International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, ICCAS 2021
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1391-1396
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9788993215212
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event21st International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, ICCAS 2021 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2021 Oct 122021 Oct 15

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Control, Automation and Systems
Volume2021-October
ISSN (Print)1598-7833

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, ICCAS 2021
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period21/10/1221/10/15

Keywords

  • Exoskeleton
  • Mirror Therapy
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Stroke
  • Upper Limb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Exoskeleton Robotics Intervention as an Adjunctive Treatment in Enhancing Post-Stroke Upper Limb Neurorecovery'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this