soft robotics

Brain-Computer Interface-based Soft Robotic Glove Rehabilitation for Stroke

Author(s): Nicholas Cheng, Kok Soon Phua, Hwa Sen Lai, Pui Kit Tam, Ka Yin Tang, Kai Kei Cheng, Raye Chen-Hua Yeow, Kai Keng Ang, Jeong Hoon Lim
Brain-Computer Interface-based Soft Robotic Glove Rehabilitation for Stroke 170 177 IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME)
This paper presents the results of a study involving the use of a Brain-Computer Interface-based Soft Robotic Glove as a novel strategy in stroke rehabilitation. The technology uses the electroencephalogram signals from stroke patients to drive the assistive actions of the soft robotic glove to assist them in physically carrying out activities of daily living. The two-arm study showed prolonged improvements in FMA and ARAT scores although no significant intergroup differences were observed during the study. In addition, all of the patients in the BCI-SRG group also experienced a vivid kinesthetic illusion lasting beyond the active intervention period. read more