A need for meaningful visual feedback of lower extremity function after stroke

Heather Thikey*, Frederike Van Wjick, Madeleine Grealy, Philip Rowe

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    Abstract

    With the drive towards early supported discharge from the NHS, there is a need to support stroke survivors in the community with home-based rehabilitation. Computer games and virtual reality systems are increasing in popularity in the rehabilitation setting and seem encouraging in promoting exercise behaviour. However, in commercially available games, the quality of movement used to complete tasks can be commonly overlooked, where games are more focused on the end success of the task. Envisage gait rehabilitation is a study involving a rehabilitation aid that proposes to provide stroke survivors, and their therapists, with accurate visual feedback of their movement performance during gait-related exercises. This tool will provide users with meaningful visual feedback of not only the user's success but of the quality of their movements and their progress with time. This paper reviews current applications of computer games and virtual reality systems involving lower extremity function after stroke and the potential application of envisage gait rehabilitation in community and home-based stroke rehabilitation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2011 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth) and Workshops
    Pages379-383
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781936968152
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2011
    EventThe 5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Dublin, Ireland
    Duration: 23 May 201126 May 2011
    https://pervasivehealth.eai-conferences.org/2011/index.shtml.html (Link to conference website)

    Publication series

    Name2011 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2011

    Conference

    ConferenceThe 5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
    Abbreviated titlePervasiveHealth 2011
    Country/TerritoryIreland
    CityDublin
    Period23/05/1126/05/11
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • community
    • function
    • gait
    • home
    • lower limb
    • rehabilitation
    • stroke
    • sub-acute
    • visual feedback

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science Applications
    • Health Information Management
    • Health Informatics

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