Use the labels in the right column to find what you want. Or you can go thru them one by one, there are only 13987 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
Saturday, July 22, 2017
The Automated Box and Blocks Test an Autonomous Assessment Method of Gross Manual Dexterity in Stroke Rehabilitation
motor assessment is carried out by clinicians using standard clinical
tests in order to have objectivity in the evaluation, but this manual
procedure is liable to the observer subjectivity. In this article, an
automatic assessment system based on the Box and Blocks Test (BBT) of
manual dexterity is presented. Also, the automatic test administration
and the motor performance of the user is addressed. Through cameras
RGB-D the execution of the test and the patient’s movements are
monitored. Based on colour segmentation, the cubes displaced by the user
are detected and the traditional scoring is automatically calculated.
Furthermore, a pilot trial in a hospital environment was conducted, to
compare the automatic system and its effectiveness with respect to the
traditional one. The results support the use of automatic assessment
methods of motor functionality, which in combination with robotic
rehabilitation systems, could address an autonomous and objective