Articles by Molly Listenberger in JoVE
Haptic/Graphic Rehabilitation: Integrating a Robot into a Virtual Environment Library and Applying it to Stroke Therapy Ian Sharp1, James Patton1, Molly Listenberger2, Emily Case2 1Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2Sensory Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Recently, a vast amount of prospects have come available for human-robot interactive systems. In this paper we outline the integration of a new robotic device with open source software that can rapidly make possible a library of interactive functionality. We then outline a clinical application for a neurorehabilitation application.
Other articles by Molly Listenberger on PubMed
Use of an Electromyographically Driven Hand Orthosis for Training After Stroke IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics : [proceedings]. Jun, 2011 | Pubmed ID: 22275586 A pilot study was conducted to test the feasibility of using electromyographic signals to drive an active orthosis for hand therapy after stroke. Five stroke survivors with chronic hemiparesis completed 18 one-hour training sessions over 6 weeks. Activation patterns of a long finger flexor muscle and a long finger extensor muscle controlled an orthosis, the J-Glove, which provided assistance to finger extension to facilitate grasp-and-release movements. Initial results showed improvement in performance on one component, lifting a can, of the Wolf Motor Function Test for every subject and on the Action Research Arm Test for three of the subjects. Excitingly, a couple of the subjects showed signs of improved muscle activation patterns, although this requires further investigation.