After a cerebral hemorrhage, many people suffer from an arm that cannot be used properly when performing daily activities. Research has shown that frequent use and exercise of the affected arm are important for the recovery of arm function.
However, intensive practicing under supervision does not happen. Therefore, in this project we are developing the ArmCoach4Stroke, together with end users such as patients and therapists. This treatment tool consists of wrist-worn “watches” with sensors, a smartphone and a tablet with an exercise library. It stimulates people after a stroke to use their arm more in everyday life and to exercise intensively and better according to an individually tailored exercise program. During the exercises the patient receives direct feedback about the exercise performance. Information is also transfered to the therapist, and the system allows interaction between patient and practitioner (“blended care”).
The consortium of the project consists of Erasmus MC, Rijndam Rehabilitation, TU Delft, Amsterdam University Medical Center, University Twente, 2M Engineering, and Umaco/Lode. Nienja Langerak is the PhD student on this project, which is financed with a contribution from NWO, ZonMw and the Dutch Heart Foundation.
1-7-2020 / 1-7-2024
Physical Behaviour monitoring
Clinical focus area
Acquired Brain Injury