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Title: Robotic rehabilitation of the upper limb in persons with multiple sclerosis: A usability and effectiveness study
Authors: FEYS, Peter
ALDERS, Geert
GIJBELS, Domien
DE BOECK, Joan
DE WEYER, Tom
CONINX, Karin
RAYMAEKERS, Chris
Annegarn, Janneke
Meijer, Kenneth
SAVELBERG, Hans
TRUYENS, Veronik
THIJS, Mia
GOYENS, Niels
OP 'T EIJNDE, Bert
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Proceedings of the Robotic Helpers: User interaction, interfaces and companions in assistive an therapy robotics. p. 49-52.
Abstract: The study design and practicalities are now carefully prepared, while first patients' comments on the feasibility of the robotic tasks/tests have been recorded. Initial test subjects (n=4) were MS patients with no or only mild upper limb dysfunction, who evaluated the virtual learning environment after interaction during a single practice session. They all commented positively, giving high scores(range 85-90) on the SUS. One MS patient with decreased motor co-ordination had difficulties in stabilising her arm during the object manipulation task in order to grasp the book, demonstrating that these tasks/tests are likely challenging enough for the intended target group. The intervention that will start at the end of February 2008. Descriptive data about usability and results of the first patients completing the trial will be presented at the HRI08 Conference.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9174
Category: C2
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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