Haptic Enabled Home Therapy System for Post Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke is the leading cause of disability among older adults in the United States. More than 800,000 strokes occur each year. Funded by the National Science Foundation, a new home therapy system for stroke patient rehabilitation is under development. This system has three main components: a hardware and virtual reality software platform with a haptic assistance system developed specifically for improving activities of daily living skills; a remote access interface for a therapist to monitor and modify the therapy regimen; and a self-adjusting patient–centric haptic system, which will adapt and transition itself to the patient’s level of effort based on measurement of cognitive capabilities using a brain computer interface.