The development and evaluation of an arm usage coach for Stroke survivors

Bart Klaassen, P.G.H. Bartels, Bernhard J.F. van Beijnum, Hermanus J. Hermens

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    Physicians currently have no objective information about the intensity and quality of a Stroke patient's daily-life activities after returning home from the rehabilitation hospital. Therefore there is a need to unobtrusively monitor patients performing daily life tasks at home. Within the INTERACTION project, a new inertial based sensor suit was developed, which is able to measure Stroke patients at home. This research extend the INTERACTION project by developing an Arm Usage Coach (AUC), which stimulates the patients affected arm to be used more often at home. The results of a usability evaluation showed high scores in usability, but some design and wear ability problems were found. An open loop evaluation of Stroke patient data showed how different decision criteria parameters, for applying feedback to the patient, resulted in different outcomes of feedback given. Based on both evaluation results, a new prototype is in development, which will be evaluated by Stroke patients in clinic.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication9th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST 2015)
    EditorsS. Mukhopadhyay, A. Swain
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
    PublisherIEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)2156-8073
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2015
    Event9th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2015 - Auckland, New Zealand
    Duration: 8 Dec 201511 Dec 2015
    Conference number: 9

    Publication series

    NameInternational Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST)
    PublisherIEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society
    ISSN (Print)2156-8073


    Conference9th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2015
    Abbreviated titleICST
    Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


    • Vibrotactile feedback
    • EWI-27738
    • Usability
    • IR-103544
    • METIS-321718
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/287351
    • Inertial Sensing
    • Stroke

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