A Preliminary Study: Mobile Device for Hand and Wrist Rehabilitation Bir Ön Çalişma: El ve Bilek Rehabilitasyonu için Mobil Cihaz


2018 Medical Technologies National Congress, TIPTEKNO 2018, Magusa, Cyprus (Gkry), 8 - 10 November 2018 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tiptekno.2018.8597097
  • City: Magusa
  • Country: Cyprus (Gkry)
  • Keywords: after stroke therapy, hand and wrist functions, hand and wrist rehabilitation, rehabilitation devices
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Task-specific rehabilitation has emerged as an influential approach to address the specific neurological problems. In particular, the recovery of hand and wrist functions of people suffering from hemiparesis and hemiplegia has appeared as a means of voluntary practices. In this study, a passive rehabilitation device has been designed to offer repetitive, low-cost, portable, easy-to-use human-machine interface for people who have limited hand-wrist mobility, also substantially decrease the therapist's workload, and provide motivation and objective feedback to users. Therapy-based task-oriented virtual reality games are also accompanied with the proposed rehabilitation device to raise patient's attention and motivation throught the therapy.