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The Rutgers Arm, a rehabilitation system in virtual reality: a pilot study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16640468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Its prevalence calls for innovative rehabilitation methods. The Rutgers Arm is a novel upper extremity rehabilitation system consisting of a low-friction table, three-dimensional (3D) tracker, custom forearm support, PC workstation, library of Java 3D virtual reality (VR) exercises, clinical database module, and a tele-rehabilitation extension. The system was tested on a chronic stroke subject, under local and tele-rehabilitation conditions, over 5 weeks of training. Results show improvements in arm motor control and shoulder range of motion, corresponding to improved Fugl-Meyer test scores. Exercise duration, level of difficulty, and patient motivation were maintained under tele-rehabilitaion. A 1-week retention trial showed that gains were maintained.
Manjuladevi Kuttuva; Rares Boian; Alma Merians; Grigore Burdea; Mourad Bouzit; Jeffrey Lewis; Devin Fensterheim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1094-9313     ISO Abbreviation:  Cyberpsychol Behav     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-27     Completed Date:  2006-10-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9804397     Medline TA:  Cyberpsychol Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  148-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation*
Exercise Therapy / instrumentation,  methods
Middle Aged
Motor Skills*
Pilot Projects
Recovery of Function
Stroke / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*,  therapy
Telemedicine / instrumentation,  methods
Therapy, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation,  methods*
Upper Extremity / physiopathology*
User-Computer Interface*

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