Combining Soft Robotics and Telerehabilitation for Improving Motor Function After Stroke

A study introduced a novel system combining a soft robotic glove, cloud-connected software, and telerehabilitation therapy for stroke survivors to use at home independently. Ten participants with moderate-to-severe impairment engaged in intensive therapy sessions over four weeks, monitored remotely by occupational therapists. Significant improvements in hand functionality and range of motion were observed post-intervention, with sustained gains at follow-up. These findings suggest the potential for further exploration of such combined systems for autonomous stroke rehabilitation at home.

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