Abstract

Outpatient stroke rehabilitation is often lengthy and expensive due to patients' lack of functional use of the impaired arm outside of the clinic caused by 'learned non-use.' Learned non-use is detrimental to stroke recovery, often resulting in chronic disability. To overcome learned non-use, a wearable 'personal assistant' solution is proposed that employs ubiquitous cueing to stimulate patient use of the paretic arm while outside of therapy sessions. A pilot user study is presented that evaluated stroke survivors' tolerance and acceptance of cueing, and the usability of the proposed implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2013
Pages378-381
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2 2013
Event2013 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2013 - Venice, Italy
Duration: May 5 2013May 8 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2013 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2013

Other

Other2013 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2013
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period5/5/135/8/13

Keywords

  • non-use
  • stroke rehabilitation
  • vibrotactile cueing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics

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    Luster, E. L., McDaniel, T., Fakhri, B., Davis, J., Goldberg, M., Bala, S., & Panchanathan, S. (2013). Vibrotactile cueing using wearable computers for overcoming learned non-use in chronic stroke. In Proceedings of the 2013 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2013 (pp. 378-381). [6563971] (Proceedings of the 2013 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2013). https://doi.org/10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2013.252351