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Research project: Hand opening to grasp ‘virtual’ objects during reaching tasks in a rehabilitation robot: a proof of concept study

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This project capitalises on our expertise assessing upper limb movement and function to define the movements associated with using the Armeo robot developed by Hocoma. We are investigating the efficacy of using the Armeo and FES for recovering hand function following stroke.

Health technologies may provide a solution to maintaining high-quality patient rehabilitation and care plans within the home or community setting following discharge. Following stroke, upper limb rehabilitation has historically been difficult to manage and optimise. The advantages of systems, such as upper limb robots, which can be used to provide repetitive and sustained rehabilitation, may improve upper limb functional outcomes following neurological impairment.

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Metcalf, C., Burridge, J


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Wessex Medical Research 


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Active Living and Rehabilitation
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