GESTURE THERAPY - A Low-Cost Vision-Based System for Rehabilitation after Stroke

L. Enrique Sucar, Ron S. Leder, David Reinkensmeyer, Jorge Hernández, Gidardo Azcárate, Nallely Casteñeda, Pedro Saucedo

Abstract

An important goal for rehabilitation engineering is to develop technology that allows individuals with stroke to practice intensive movement training without the expense of an always-present therapist. We have developed a low-cost, computer vision system that allows individuals with stroke to practice arm movement exercises at home or at the clinic, with periodic interactions with a therapist. The system intgrates a web-based system for facilitating repetitive movement training, with state-of-the art computer vision algorithms that track the hand of a patient and obtain its 3-D coordinates, using two inexpensive cameras and a conventional personal computer. An initial prototype of the system has been evaluated in a pilot clinical study with positive results.

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Enrique Sucar L., S. Leder R., Reinkensmeyer D., Hernández J., Azcárate G., Casteñeda N. and Saucedo P. (2008). GESTURE THERAPY - A Low-Cost Vision-Based System for Rehabilitation after Stroke . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-16-6, pages 107-111. DOI: 10.5220/0001044001070111


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf08,
author={L. Enrique Sucar and Ron S. Leder and David Reinkensmeyer and Jorge Hernández and Gidardo Azcárate and Nallely Casteñeda and Pedro Saucedo},
title={GESTURE THERAPY - A Low-Cost Vision-Based System for Rehabilitation after Stroke},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={107-111},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001044001070111},
isbn={978-989-8111-16-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - GESTURE THERAPY - A Low-Cost Vision-Based System for Rehabilitation after Stroke
SN - 978-989-8111-16-6
AU - Enrique Sucar L.
AU - S. Leder R.
AU - Reinkensmeyer D.
AU - Hernández J.
AU - Azcárate G.
AU - Casteñeda N.
AU - Saucedo P.
PY - 2008
SP - 107
EP - 111
DO - 10.5220/0001044001070111