Category Archives: upper limb

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Comparing Outcomes of Kinect Videogame-Based Occupational/Physical Therapy Versus Usual Care.

Dahl-Popolizio Sue, Loman Jamil, and Cordes Colleen Clemency. Games for Health Journal. May 2014, 3(3): 157-161. doi:10.1089/g4h.2014.0002. Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a game-like exercise tool as a component of occupational and … Continue reading

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NEWS: Motion-sensing video game may be the future of rehab – MIRA Rehab

A broken arm as a boy led Cosmin Mihaiu and some inventive colleagues to turn tedious physical rehabilitation exercises into a game that they hope can make it easier for people to recover from injuries. The Romania-born software engineer demonstrated … Continue reading

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RESEARCH: Development and preliminary evaluation of a novel low cost VR-based upper limb stroke rehabilitation platform using Wii technology

Disability Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 2014 Nov 13:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] Authors: Emmanuel Tsekleves, Ioannis Theoklitos Paraskevopoulos, Alyson Warland, and Cherry Kilbride Abstract Purpose: This paper proposes a novel system (using the Nintendo Wii remote) that offers customised, non-immersive, virtual … Continue reading

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RESEARCH: Usability evaluation of a kinematics focused Kinect therapy program for individuals with stroke.

Technology and Health Care. 2014 Nov 25. [Epub ahead of print] Brokaw EB, Eckel E, Brewer BR. Abstract BACKGROUND: Continued and frequent use of the affected arm can result in increased function after stroke. However, long-term access to therapy is … Continue reading

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RESEARCH: Range of motion assessment of the shoulder and elbow joints using a motion sensing input device: A pilot study.

Technol Health Care. 2014 Jun 4. [Epub ahead of print] Hawi N, Liodakis E, Musolli D, Suero EM, Stuebig T, Claassen L, Kleiner C, Krettek C, Ahlers V, Citak M. Full article info here Abstract BACKGROUND: Motion sensing input devices … Continue reading

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A feasibility study of an upper limb rehabilitation system using kinect and computer games.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012 Aug;2012:1286-9. Pastor I, Hayes HA, Bamberg SJ. +/- Click for more/less AbstractA new low-cost system for rehabilitation of the impaired upper limb for stroke survivors is presented. A computer game was developed … Continue reading

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Sony PlayStation EyeToy elicits higher levels of movement than the Nintendo Wii: implications for stroke rehabilitation.

Neil A, Ens S, Pelletier R, Jarus T, Rand D.Source: Abilities Neurological Rehabilitation, Vancouver, CanadaEuropean Journal of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine. 2012 Nov 21. +/- Click for more/less Abstract: BACKGROUND: Virtual reality (VR) is an emerging trend in stroke rehabilitation. VR … Continue reading

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Rayman Raving Rabbids – Go Home and Travel in Time

Both good playable games in their own right but not as easy to integrate within therapy as other games within this series or on the market. ¬†Therapy potential = LIMITED +/- Click for more/less Following the successful use of Rayman … Continue reading

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ReWiiRe: Research for Wii Rehabilitation

Text taken from the ReWiire website ReWiiRe stands for Research for Wii technology in Rehabilitation. The project aim is twofold. Firstly to investigate therapist use and the patient experience of using the Nintendo Wii console technology in physical rehabilitation programmes … Continue reading

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Use of Nintendo(R) Wii(TM) During Postburn Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study

Journal of Burn Care & Research:POST COPYEDIT, 5 October 20112011¬†Clinical Research Award: PDF Only Yohannan, Sam K. PT, MS; Tufaro, Patricia OTR/L; Hunter, Hope PT; Orleman, Lauren SPT; Palmatier, Sara SPT; Sang, Canace SPT; Gorga, Delia I. PhD, OTR/L; Yurt, … Continue reading

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