Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Upper limb post stroke rehabilitation performance monitoring tools using optical mouse

Seems quite ingenious to get objective measurements of arm/hand movement. How long before your stroke department has something like this? With an objective goal to beat I could have done therapy all day, being quite a competitive person.
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Abdul_Shokor_Abd_Talib/publication/303876681_Upper_limb_post_stroke_rehabilitation_performance_monitoring_tools_using_optical_mouse/links/575a073e08aec91374a3b5ff.pdf
Abdul Shokor bin Abd Talib
*
,
1,
a
,
and
Jamaludin bin Hj. Mohd. Taib
2,
b
1
Department of
Applied
Mechanics & Design
, Faculty of
Mechanical
Engineering Universiti
Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai Johor, Malaysia
2
Department of
Applied Mechanics & Design
, Faculty of
Mechanical
Engineering Universiti
Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai Johor, Malaysia
a
,*
abdulshokor
@
gmail.com
,
b
jamalt@fkm.utm.my
Abstract
Stroke is one of the deadly disease in Malaysia; one of top five major causes of death and one of the top ten causes for hospitalization in Malaysia. Every year 40,000 people diagnosed with this deadly
disease. Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked. Blood supply essential nutrient and oxygen to the brain. Insufficient blood supply will cause brain cell damages and lead to lose control of human body. Weakness or lost ability to upper limb or arm is one of the main symptoms for the stroke patients. Normally only one part of the body will
affected. Upper limb post stroke rehabilitation objective is to help stroke survivor to move their hand and arm as effective as their non-affected hand. Arm/ hand skate is one of the popular equipment used to help the stoke survivor to regain their upper and/or forearm limb strength and endurance of the patients. The main movement direction was horizontal from left to right and reversed. In order to get the benefit of this exercise, stroke survivor has to repeat this exercise for several time, this will lead to boredom and motivation lost. Another disadvantage is there is no indicator for showing degree of the rehabilitation. Objective of this study is to design a computer application using combination of C++, Open GL and optical mouse which can be used to evaluate the stroke survivor hand and arm speed movement. Information obtain from this application can used by the therapist and stroke survivor to monitor their rehabilitation activity progress and effectiveness.

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