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Using an embedded reality approach to improve test reliability for NHPT tasks

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcs IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
Subtitle of host publicationICORR
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-9861-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9863-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR) - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 29 Jun 20111 Jul 2011


Conference2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)


Research into the use of haptic and virtual reality technologies has increased greatly over the past decade, in terms of both quality and quantity. Methods to utilise haptic and virtual technologies with currently existing techniques for assessing impairment are underway, and, due to the commercially available equipment, has found some success in the use of these methods for individuals who suffer upper limb impairment. This paper uses the clinically validated assessment technique for measuring motor impairment: the Nine Hole Peg Test and creates three tasks with different levels of realism. The efficacy of these tasks is discussed with particular attention paid to analysis in terms of removing factors that limit a virtual environment's use in a clinical setting, such as inter-subject variation.


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