Rehabilitation system supports stroke patients

April 30, 2009

By hammersmith

[Source: ASU News] – People who suffer strokes and Parkinson’s disease patients must undergo extensive physical therapy to relearn use of their limbs. To assist patients with their physical therapy, researchers in the Arts, Media and Engineering (AME) program at Arizona State University have utilized cutting-edge research to develop a computerized Mixed Reality Rehabilitation system.

Following four years of academic research and implementation in a laboratory setting, AME installed a scaled version of the Mixed Reality Rehabilitation system at the Rhodes Rehabilitation Institute at Banner Baywood Medical Center’s Mesa, Ariz. facility. The Banner Baywood-AME partnership allows 30 stroke patients at the Mesa location to take part in a study using the system starting in April 2009.

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