A User-centred Design and Feasibility Analysis of the WiGlove - A Home-based Rehabilitation Device for Hand and Wrist Therapy after Stroke

Vignesh Velmurugan, Luke Wood, Farshid Amirabdollahian

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Abstract

Abstract—Stroke survivors often experience deficits in their hand’s motor function, which can greatly impact their ability to perform Activities of Daily Life (ADL). Home-based rehabilitation with robotic devices has been shown to improve the recovery of hand functions. The WiGlove is a home-based robotic orthosis that has been developed using a user-centred approach to offset the hyperflexion in the hand and wrist of hemiparetic stroke survivors. It facilitates training the distal joints of the upper limb at home while performing ADL or playing therapeutic games on a tablet. In a formative evaluation, stroke therapists positively rated the WiGlove’s usability and provided feedback which assisted in improving its design. Additionally, the preliminary results of a feasibility analysis at a stroke survivor’s home showed evidence of the WiGlove’s usability and acceptance with a noticeable impact on reducing the tone in the impaired hand.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2023
EventACHI 2023: The Sixteenth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions - Venice, Italy
Duration: 24 Apr 202328 Apr 2023
Conference number: 16
https://www.iaria.org/conferences2023/ACHI23.html

Conference

ConferenceACHI 2023: The Sixteenth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions
Abbreviated titleACHI 2023
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityVenice
Period24/04/2328/04/23
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