Direct effect of a dynamic wrist and hand orthosis on reach and grasp kinematics in chronic stroke

Sharon Maria Nijenhuis, Grada Berendina Prange, Arno Stienen, Jaap Buurke, Johan Swanik Rietman

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Abstract

Many stroke patients have impaired arm and hand function. Distal arm and hand devices may support functional use of the upper extremity in activities in daily life. The present study assessed the direct effects of a passive dynamic wrist and hand orthosis on hand and arm movements during the performance of a reach and grasp task in ten mildly to moderately impaired chronic stroke patients. The use of the orthosis resulted in an increase in hand opening, increase in trunk displacement and decrease in elbow ROM during the performance of the reach and grasp task. Therefore, the use of an additional device supporting the arm against gravity should be considered when using such an orthosis in future research, to counteract potential compensatory trunk movements. The findings obtained in this study are being taken into consideration for a longitudinal feasibility study using this orthosis in combination with a computerized gaming environment in chronic stroke at home.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2015)
EditorsHaoyong Yu, David Braun, Domenico Campolo
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherIEEE
Pages404-409
ISBN (Print)9781479918072
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2015
EventIEEE 14th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2015 - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 11 Aug 201514 Aug 2015
Conference number: 14

Publication series

Name
PublisherIEEE
Volume2015

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 14th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2015
Abbreviated titleICORR
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period11/08/1514/08/15

Keywords

  • METIS-313045
  • wrist
  • Stroke
  • Performance Evaluation
  • IR-101234
  • rehabiltation
  • Upper extremity
  • Kinematics
  • dynamic orthosis
  • hand

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