The use of the iPad for poststroke hand rehabilitation; A pilot study

D. Rand, T. Schejter-Margalit, I. Dudkiewicz, R. Kizony, G. Zeilig, R. Kizony

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Abstract

Rehabilitation of the weak hand is an important aspect of improving daily activities post-stroke. iPad applications have opened new opportunities for rehabilitation by facilitating goal-oriented, repetitive and motivating hand movements. This pilot study assessed the suitability of the iPad for improving hand function post-stroke. Eleven individuals with and 11 without stroke experienced existing iPad apps and motor abilities were measured. Significant differences between groups and correlations between the app performances to the motor abilities of the weak hand were found. These preliminary findings point to the potential of using apps in the process of post-stroke hand rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages109-113
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479907748
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 10th International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2013 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 26 Aug 201329 Aug 2013

Publication series

Name2013 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2013

Conference

Conference2013 10th International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period26/08/1329/08/13

Keywords

  • Hand function
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Virtual reality

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