• Publications
  • Influence
Dampace: dynamic force-coordination trainer for the upper extremities
According to reviews, training with upper-extremities rehabilitation robotics is at least as good as regular stroke rehabilitation, probably because the robotics increase the training intensity forExpand
Freebal: dedicated gravity compensation for the upper extremities
In most upper-extremity rehabilitation robotics, several components affect the therapy outcome. A common component is gravity compensation which alleviates upper-extremity movements. GravityExpand
A low-tech virtual reality application for training of upper extremity motor function in neurorehabilitation
The development of a relatively low-tech and inexpensive VR application, based on motion capturing, for specific use in neurorehabilitation and some preliminary results of its evaluation in stroke, one of the largest rehabilitation populations are presented. Expand
Increased range of motion and decreased muscle activity during maximal reach with gravity compensation in stroke patients
Investigation of the influence of gravity compensation on muscle activity and range of motion during maximal reach implies that gravity compensation may facilitate active arm movements, by reducing the required muscle activity to maintain a particular arm orientation. Expand
SCRIPT: Tele-robotics at HomeFunctional Architecture and Clinical Application
The SCRIPT project aims to develop robotic technologies for the home as it would enable self-administration of more intense and more frequent exercises, by enabling hand and wrist exercise that have great potential for contribution to personal independence. Expand
Objective measurement of synergistic movement patterns of the upper extremity following stroke: An explorative study
The proposed outcome measures seem to be suitable measures to objectively quantify the occurrence of synergistic movement patterns of the upper extremity following stroke, and strong correlations between the proximalupper extremity part of the Fugl-Meyer (FM) scale and the use of synergism movement patterns were found. Expand
Reduction of muscle activity during repeated reach and retrieval with gravity compensation in stroke patients
Comparison of Muscle activity of shoulder and elbow muscles in both conditions showed that the level of muscle activity was reduced with gravity compensation, while movement execution was comparable, implying that gravity compensation may facilitate active use of the arm during post-stroke rehabilitation. Expand
Preliminary results of training with gravity compensation of the arm in chronic stroke survivors
The present findings indicate that gravity compensation in combination with rehab games can be a valuable training modality for stroke rehabilitation. Expand
An explorative study into changes in reach performance after gravity compensation training in chronic stroke patients
After stroke, arm function can be limited by a reduction in the selectivity of movements, due to involuntary coupling of shoulder abduction and elbow flexion, limiting the ability to reach. GravityExpand