Assessment Of Movement Quality In Robot- Assisted Upper Limb Rehabilitation After Stroke:A Review

Nordin, Nurdiana and Sheng, Quan Xie and Wünsche, Burkhard (2014) Assessment Of Movement Quality In Robot- Assisted Upper Limb Rehabilitation After Stroke:A Review. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 11. pp. 1-23. ISSN 1743-0003

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Studies of stroke patients undergoing robot-assisted rehabilitation have revealed various kinematic parameters describing movement quality of the upper limb.However, due to the different level of stroke impairment and different assessment criteria and interventions,the evaluation of the effectiveness of rehabilitation program is undermined.This paper presents a systematic review of kinematic assessments of movement quality of the upper limb and identifies the suitable parameters describing impairments in stroke patients.A total of 41 different clinical and pilot studies on different phases of stroke recovery utilizing kinematic parameters are evaluated. Kinematic parameters describing movement accuracy are mostly reported for chronic patients with statistically significant outcomes and correlate strongly with clinical assessments.Meanwhile,parameters describing feed-forward sensorimotor control are the most frequently reported in studies on sub-acute patients with significant outcomes albeit without correlation to any clinical assessments. However,lack of measures in coordinated movement and proximal component of upper limb enunciate the difficulties to distinguish the exploitation of joint redundancies exhibited by stroke patients in completing the movement.A further study on overall measures of coordinated movement is recommended.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Robot kinematics, Motion analysis, Rehabilitation robotics, Stroke
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Mohd. Nazir Taib
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2019 02:53
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 11:51
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