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Abstract Title

Prospects of Neurorehabilitation Using Rehabgesture and NeuroR Systems

Abstract Theme

Rehabilitation

Type Presentation

Poster

Abstract Authors

Presenter Alexandre Fonseca Brandão - State University of Campinas (Institute of Physics) - BR
Gilda Assis - State University of Campinas (Institute of Physics) - BR
Raphael Casseb - State University of Campinas (Institute of Physics) - BR
Sara Regina Meira Almeida - State University of Campinas (Clinical Hospital) - BR
Li Li Min - State University of Campinas (School of Medical Sciences) - BR
Gabriela Castellano - State University of Campinas (Institute of Physics) - BR

Presentation Details

Poster Exhibition Site (Local): Orange - 12        Date: 3 September        Time: 8am to 7pm        Presenter: Alexandre Brandão

Abstract Resume

Background: Measuring the Gain of Joint Mobility of the Affected Limb During Physical Therapy is of Great Interest for Occupational and Physical Therapists to Evidence and Record
Patient Progress. Here We Evaluated a Male Patient, 47 Years, Righthanded, Who Suffered a Left Ischemic Stroke (Verified by Magnetic Resonance Imaging) 10 Months Previously, Which Affected the Right
Side of His Body. Aims: To Use RehabGesture® to Measure Changes in Range of Motion (ROM) of the Upper Limbs, for a Stroke Patient Undergoing Conventional Motor Rehabilitation Therapy Combined With
NeuroR-based Therapy.


Methods: Both NeuroR and RehabGesture® are Software Tools Developed by the Authors. NeuroR is an Augmented Reality System for Motor Stimuli that Simulates, on a Computer Screen, a
Virtual Arm in Place of the Affected Arm. RehabGesture® Allows ROM Measurement, and Was Used for ROM Evaluation of Upper Limbs Before and After the Physiotherapy Session. The Study Was Approved by the
Ethics Committee of UNICAMP – CAAE: 35771314.4.0000.5404.


Results: Whereas the Normal ROM Value During Shoulder Abduction is Between 0° and 180° (Evaluated for the Left Shoulder), the Data Showed an Abduction of the Right Shoulder Joint
Ranging Between 31° and 54° Before the Physiotherapy Session and Between 20° and 32° Afterwards.


Conclusions: The Values Found for the Right Arm Demonstrated a Functional Restriction of the Affected Limb and a ROM Reduction from the Beginning to the End of the Therapy Session,
which Indicates a Possible Fatigue During Treatment for this Joint.


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