Formative Usability Evaluation of WiGlove - A Home-based Rehabilitation Device for Hand andWrist Therapy after Stroke

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Abstract

WiGlove is a passive dynamic orthosis aimed at home-based poststroke rehabilitation of the hand and wrist. This paper highlights results from WiGlove's formative evaluation as the first step towards its deployment. In this study, twenty healthy participants evaluated the usability and safety of the WiGlove compared to its predecessor, the state-of-the-art SCRIPT Passive Orthosis (SPO). In this within-subject experiment, they performed various tasks such as donning/doffing, adjusting the tension, grasping, etc., with both gloves and rated them using a Likert scale-based questionnaire. The results showed improvements in several aspects of usability and safety. This study provides preliminary evidence of WiGlove's fitness for the next assessment with its intended users, people recovering from stroke with sustained hand and wrist impairment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2023 - Companion of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages272-276
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450399708
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2023
Event18th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2023 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 13 Mar 202316 Mar 2023

Publication series

NameACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
ISSN (Electronic)2167-2148

Conference

Conference18th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2023
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period13/03/2316/03/23

Keywords

  • Exoskeleton
  • Hand
  • Home-based therapy
  • Orthosis
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Usability
  • Wrist

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