Assessment of Hand Rehabilitation after Hand Surgery by Means of a Sensory Glove

Giovanni Saggio, Laura Sbernini, Anna De Leo, Mostafa Awaid, Nicola Di Lorenzo, Achille L. Gaspari

Abstract

The assessment of hand functions after hand surgery treatment is essential to address the optimal rehabilitation procedures for any patient. To this aim, the current procedures anachronistically rely mainly on manual goniometers (highly prone to human errors) and know-how of experienced medical staffs (potentially prone to biased judgment), so that there is room for improvements in objective measurements of hand capabilities and new technological systems are very welcome. In particular, systems based on sensory glove are gaining more and more relevance in acquiring hand movement capabilities. Within this frame, in this research the Range of Motion (ROM) for all fingers and the ability of participants (health vs. patient subjects) to repeat two ADL (Activities of Daily Living)-based tasks were investigated. As a result, the glove-based system was evaluated in its feasibility for the assessment of hand function in clinical practice and rehabilitation settings.

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Saggio G., Sbernini L., De Leo A., Awaid M., Di Lorenzo N. and Gaspari A. (2016). Assessment of Hand Rehabilitation after Hand Surgery by Means of a Sensory Glove . In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-170-0, pages 187-194. DOI: 10.5220/0005704201870194


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices16,
author={Giovanni Saggio and Laura Sbernini and Anna De Leo and Mostafa Awaid and Nicola Di Lorenzo and Achille L. Gaspari},
title={Assessment of Hand Rehabilitation after Hand Surgery by Means of a Sensory Glove},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2016)},
year={2016},
pages={187-194},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005704201870194},
isbn={978-989-758-170-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2016)
TI - Assessment of Hand Rehabilitation after Hand Surgery by Means of a Sensory Glove
SN - 978-989-758-170-0
AU - Saggio G.
AU - Sbernini L.
AU - De Leo A.
AU - Awaid M.
AU - Di Lorenzo N.
AU - Gaspari A.
PY - 2016
SP - 187
EP - 194
DO - 10.5220/0005704201870194