Neuromotor Rehabilitation System with Real-Time Biofeedback

MIR Labs
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International Journal of Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management (IJCISIM), 2013, 5 pp. 550 - 556
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Physical disabilities which caused by neuromotor impairment due to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) affect the persons quality of life. Therefore, physical rehabilitations are required to be performed for the restoration of lost functions as a core treatment for such disabilities. However, the physical rehabilitations are too labor-intensive due to the nature of one-to-one attention in healthcare sectors. Moreover, this kind of injuries and accident cost over $10 billion per annum in healthcare sectors. To overcome above mentioned problems, this paper presents the development of intelligent biofeedback neuromotor rehabilitation system with low cost and motivational approach to close the gap in shortage of therapists, high healthcare cost of TBI, SCI and CVA. Our system designed for user motivation to perform the exercise longer and be used with minimum therapist supervision at home. The rehabilitation exercise aims to increase the upper limb range of motion, and strengthen the associate muscles. Our system utilized sEMG signals as a biofeedback. The users sEMG signals will attain and detect the therapist defined sEMG threshold level to display active muscle in real time during performing exercises. While the system works to retrain the elastic brain via fast recovery method, it will close the gap for the required information, by therapists, about monitoring and tracks the users muscle performance. The effectiveness of the proposed system has been evaluated by performing usability test.
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