Technology (e.g. robotics, assistive technology, mHealth)
Military and Veterans Affairs
Nneka Ifejika, MD MPH
Section Chief of Stroke Rehabilitation, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics and Clinical Sciences
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
In this symposium, we present the findings of our research, whose main objectives were a) to design and develop a haptics and augmented reality based, 'exergames' system and b) to evaluate the feasibility and functional outcomes of this system in a sample of patients with mobility impairment post-stroke. We will discuss the results of our study including game-performance and exercise adherence data, change in their functional outcomes over a month of system use at home, and goal attainment data from this population. We will then discuss benefits and barriers of using such game-based home exercises in the chronic disabled population.