Use the labels in the right column to find what you want. Or you can go thru them one by one, there are only 14612 posts. Searching is done in the search box in upper left corner. I blog on anything to do with stroke.DO NOT DO ANYTHING SUGGESTED HERE AS I AM NOT MEDICALLY TRAINED, YOUR DOCTOR IS, LISTEN TO THEM. BUT I BET THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET YOU 100% RECOVERED. I DON'T EITHER, BUT HAVE PLENTY OF QUESTIONS FOR YOUR DOCTOR TO ANSWER.
Deans' stroke musings
Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all thetrillions and trillions of neuronsthateach daybecause there areeffective 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
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Feasibility and efficacy of wearable devices for upper limb rehabilitation in patients with chronic stroke: a randomized controlled pilot study
It is impossible to even attempt to figure out upper limb rehab if you don't even have an objective measurement of what is wrong and can objectively see improvements. This is long overdue. Your therapists and doctors have been flying completely blind about stroke rehab since forever. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28627862
devices based on inertial measurement units through wireless sensor
networks have many applications such as real-time motion monitoring and
functional outcome assessment of stroke rehabilitation. However,
additional investigations are warranted to validate their clinical
value, particularly in detecting the synergy patterns of movements after
explore the feasibility and efficacy of wearable devices for upper limb
rehabilitation in patients with chronic stroke and to compare the
intervention effects (e.g., neurological recovery, active range of
motion, and deviation angle) with those in a control group.
A single-blind, randomized-controlled pilot study.
total of 18 patients with chronic stroke were randomly distributed into
a device group and control group. Both groups received conventional
rehabilitation; nevertheless, the device group was additionally
subjected to 15 daily sessions at least three times a week for 5 weeks.
The outcome measures included the upper extremity subscores of the
Fugl-Meyer assessment, active range of motion, and deviation angle.
These measurements were performed pre- and post-treatment.
five Fugl-Meyer assessment subscores improved in both the device and
control groups after intervention; in particular, the
"shoulder/elbow/forearm" subscore (p = 0.02, 0.03) and "total score" (p =
0.03, 0.03) substantially improved. The active range of motion of
shoulder flexion and abduction substantially improved at pre-post
treatment in both the device (p = 0.02, 0.03) and control (p = 0.02,
0.03) groups. The deviation angle of shoulder external rotation during
shoulder abduction substantially improved in the device group (p =
0.02), but not in the control group.
The designed wearable devices are practical and efficient for use in chronic patients with stroke.
CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT:
devices are expected to be useful for future internet-of-things
rehabilitation clinical trials at home and in long-term care