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Design and Qualitative Evaluation of Tactile Devices for Stroke Rehabilitation

Design and Qualitative Evaluation of Tactile Devices for Stroke Rehabilitation
Design and Qualitative Evaluation of Tactile Devices for Stroke Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation environments combining virtual reality with everyday motor tasks can promote recovery from neurological illness, such as stroke. Tactile devices, providing physical stimulation to the skin, may improve motor retraining. While many tactile devices have been reported, there is a distinct paucity of studies evaluating how they are perceived. This multidisciplinary research has investigated three tactile devices (vibration motors, a motor-driven ‘squeezer’, and shape memory alloys) for providing a realistic sensation of static interaction with virtual objects. These devices have been iteratively redesigned and qualitatively evaluated with healthy human participants. This paper presents the devices, their evaluation, and iterative redesign.
tactile, haptic, stroke, shape memory alloy
978-1-84919-469-3
Merrett, Geoff V
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Metcalf, Cheryl D
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Cunningham, Sarah
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Barrow, Stuart
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Cunningham, Sarah
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Barrow, Stuart
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Merrett, Geoff V, Metcalf, Cheryl D, Zheng, Deyi, Cunningham, Sarah, Barrow, Stuart and Demain, Sara H (2011) Design and Qualitative Evaluation of Tactile Devices for Stroke Rehabilitation. At IET Assisted Living 2011 IET Assisted Living 2011, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

Rehabilitation environments combining virtual reality with everyday motor tasks can promote recovery from neurological illness, such as stroke. Tactile devices, providing physical stimulation to the skin, may improve motor retraining. While many tactile devices have been reported, there is a distinct paucity of studies evaluating how they are perceived. This multidisciplinary research has investigated three tactile devices (vibration motors, a motor-driven ‘squeezer’, and shape memory alloys) for providing a realistic sensation of static interaction with virtual objects. These devices have been iteratively redesigned and qualitatively evaluated with healthy human participants. This paper presents the devices, their evaluation, and iterative redesign.

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Published date: 6 April 2011
Additional Information: Event Dates: 06 April 2011
Venue - Dates: IET Assisted Living 2011, United Kingdom, 2011-04-06
Keywords: tactile, haptic, stroke, shape memory alloy
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems, EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 271802
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271802
ISBN: 978-1-84919-469-3
PURE UUID: b97b02ba-b1cb-40fd-80cf-76fbddb5bc00
ORCID for Geoff V Merrett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4980-3894

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Date deposited: 10 Feb 2011 18:36
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:42

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Author: Geoff V Merrett ORCID iD
Author: Cheryl D Metcalf
Author: Deyi Zheng
Author: Sarah Cunningham
Author: Stuart Barrow
Author: Sara H Demain

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