Small Field Experiments at a DistanceBy Vlaskamp, Frank; Jan Gelderblom, Gert; Knops, Harry; Soede, Thijs ; Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 229-235
Publication Date: 2007
Article focuses on research conducted at the Hoensbroeck Rehabilitation Center in the Netherlands and the Institute for Rehabilitation Research to evaluate four distinct remote care applications: (1) the Active Rehabilitation (ACRE) arm-hand therapy system, (2) Robonurse, (3) a pressure sore photography system, and (4) a Compaq PDA for cognitive rehabilitation. The ACRE system consists of an arm support designed to compensate for gravity and register three-dimensional movement of the user’s arm. Arm movements are converted to mouse signals, so the user can be tracked from a remote location during rehabilitation exercises. Robonurse is a remote video monitoring system in which clients can receive coaching from a rehabilitation professional on activities of daily living, such as transfers. The pressure sore photography system simply allows clients to make photographs of their pressure sores, which can be sent to rehabilitation professionals for monitoring. The Compaq PDA is used to assist with cognitive rehabilitation, as the devices can be programmed with systematic instructions on how to perform certain activities, such as how to brush one’s teeth or cook a meal.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )