Rehabilitation for stroke patients with postural instability or balance disorders can be enhanced using game-based rehabilitative strategies. Our work explored the potential of commercially available haptic devices for a home rehabilitation system. One group of participants used a low-cost device (Falcon) while another group used a high-end device (Omega). Both groups performed various tasks with the haptic device, with the eyes either closed or open. Results showed that participants interacted somewhat differently with the two devices, although the analysis of the center of pressure showed qualitatively similar balance performance for the two groups. Light touch task increased the stability, whereas the force tasks decreased it. This study showed that a low-cost haptic device can affect postural stability in a controllable way. © 2013 IEEE.

An evaluation of the effects on postural stability of a force feedback rendered by a low-cost haptic device in various tasks / G. Baud-Bovy, F. Tatti, N.A. Borghese - In: 2013 World Haptics Conference, WHC 2013[s.l] : IEEE Computer Society, 2013. - ISBN 9781479900886. - pp. 667-672 (( convegno 2013 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2013 tenutosi a nullDaejeon, kor nel 2013 [10.1109/WHC.2013.6548488].

An evaluation of the effects on postural stability of a force feedback rendered by a low-cost haptic device in various tasks

N.A. Borghese
2013

Abstract

Rehabilitation for stroke patients with postural instability or balance disorders can be enhanced using game-based rehabilitative strategies. Our work explored the potential of commercially available haptic devices for a home rehabilitation system. One group of participants used a low-cost device (Falcon) while another group used a high-end device (Omega). Both groups performed various tasks with the haptic device, with the eyes either closed or open. Results showed that participants interacted somewhat differently with the two devices, although the analysis of the center of pressure showed qualitatively similar balance performance for the two groups. Light touch task increased the stability, whereas the force tasks decreased it. This study showed that a low-cost haptic device can affect postural stability in a controllable way. © 2013 IEEE.
computer interaction; Force-feedback device; Human; Postural stability; Rehabilitation
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Rehabilitative Wayout In Responsive home Environments
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