Haptic Mirror Therapy Gloves: Aiding the treatment of a paretic lib after a stroke

Faculty: Jim Budd
Students: James Hallam

Research Focus: Human-Computer Interaction , Wearable Computing

Haptic Mirror Therapy Gloves: Aiding the treatment of a paretic lib after a stroke

“Haptic Mirror Therapy Glove” is an interactive mirror therapy glove for the treatment of a paretic limb following a stroke.  It allows the user to stimulate the fingertips of their effected hand by tapping the fingers of their unaffected hand using force sensing resistors to trigger linear resonance actuators on the corresponding fingers.  The glove may potentially be useful to stroke survivors and their therapists by encouraging the development of new multi-sensory rehabilitation exercises, which might better help recover lost sensation and strength in their fingers.This project was selected as the “Best Functional Design” at the 2013 International Symposium on Wearable Computing in Zurich, Switzerland.

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