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

Monday, June 5, 2017

Identifying the Effects of using Integrated Haptic Feedback for Gait Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients

I bet your doctor and stroke hospital have done absolutely NOTHING with these 23 earlier posts on haptics back to  March 2011. More incompetency in action.

Identifying the Effects of using Integrated Haptic Feedback for Gait Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients

Abstract This paper evaluates the prospects of using a novel Integrated Haptic Feedback IHF ) system. IHF can provide over - ground gait training regimens for post - stroke ambulatory subjects. IHF system combines the use of a portable cane for kinesthetic feedback and a wearable vibrotactor array for tac tile feedback. Continuous s omatosensory input is afforded to the users at the handle of cane; it serves the purpose of balance assurance at higher gait speeds. Besides, restricted use o f upper limb for weight - bearing inspires the users to involve the paretic lower limbs more actively. Furthermore, tactile feedback contribute s in enhancing the gait symmetry through afferent signal of vibration. Six post - stroke ambulatory individuals parti cipated in walking trials to identify the effects of IHF system. Results indicate that while walking faster patients ’ body sway was not disturbed. S tatistically significant increase was observed in temporal stance symmetry (p - value =0.02) and in paretic mus cle (vastus medialis obliquus and semitendinosus ) activation during stance phase ( p - value . The IHF syst em can be a valuable tool to assist physical therapist in gait rehabilitation of post - stroke individuals.

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