Development of a wearable sensorized cuff for data-driven rehabilitation therapy - SAFER

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Description

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the world, with a high social and economic impact. Of the patients treated with conventional therapy, 30% to 60% still exhibit functional deficits of the paretic arm, resulting in a reduction of autonomy for daily-life activities, productivity and the ability to socially reintegrate. To significantly impact the degree of recovery and overall functional outcomes of the stroke survivor, the dose and intensity of the therapy is very important. Research has shown that higher intensity rehabilitation programs, which involve more frequent and longer treatment sessions, can lead to greater improvements in motor function, activities of daily living, and quality of life compared to lower intensity programs. This is because high-intensity rehabilitation helps to promote neuroplasticity, which is the brain's ability to reorganize and form new neural connections after injury. At the Robotics lab of the VUB we have developed technologies that can help promoting intensity, participation and engagement during physical rehabilitation. Within this IOF PoC funding our aim is to develop a prototype to prove the feasibility of these technological advancements.
AcronymIOFPOC58
StatusActive
Effective start/end date15/07/2314/10/24

Keywords

  • rehabilitation
  • digital health
  • wearable sensor

Flemish discipline codes in use since 2023

  • Rehabilitation

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