Assessment of motor function in hemiplegic patients using a virtual cycling wheelchair

Remi Ishikawa, Norihiro Sugita, Makoto Abe, Makoto Yoshizawa, Kazunori Seki, Yasunobu Handa

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Abstract

A cycling wheelchair (CWC) is a rehabilitation tool for hemiplegic patients. In previous studies, our group developed a virtual reality system that allows patients to practice driving a CWC. This study proposes a new method to estimate the torque of each leg extension of a hemiplegic patient while driving the virtual CWC. Experimental results from four healthy subjects and four hemiplegic patients showed the usefulness of the proposed method in evaluating the motor function of the patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advances on Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Rehabilitation
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages71-78
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781634840286
ISBN (Print)9781634840279
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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