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Recent developments in computer assisted rehabilitation environments.

van der Meer R - Mil Med Res (2014)

Bottom Line: With new systems a quick and extensive analysis is possible and provides useful tools for therapeutic purposes.For that reason several Armed Forces have these systems already in use.The most recent experiences will be discussed; including new developments both in the extension of the range of systems and the improvement and adaptation of the software.

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Affiliation: MeerHealth, Riënzistraat 41, 2555 JT 's-Gravenhage, The Netherlands.

ABSTRACT
Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) is a system that integrates a training platform (motion base), a virtual environment, a sensor system (motion capture) and D-flow software. It is useful for both diagnostic and therapeutic use. The human gait pattern can be impaired due to disease, trauma or natural decline. Gait analysis is a useful tool to identify impaired gait patterns. Traditional gait analysis is a very time consuming process and therefore only used in exceptional cases. With new systems a quick and extensive analysis is possible and provides useful tools for therapeutic purposes. The range of systems will be described in this paper, highlighting both their diagnostic use and the therapeutic possibilities. Because wounded warriors often have an impaired gait due to amputations or other extremity trauma, these systems are very useful for military rehabilitative efforts. Additionally, the virtual reality environment creates a very challenging situation for the patient, enhancing their rehabilitation experience. For that reason several Armed Forces have these systems already in use. The most recent experiences will be discussed; including new developments both in the extension of the range of systems and the improvement and adaptation of the software. A new and promising development, the use of CAREN in a special application for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), will also be reviewed.

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STABLE, a platform with diagnostic facilities and training programmes, mainly focused at stability training.
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Fig7: STABLE, a platform with diagnostic facilities and training programmes, mainly focused at stability training.

Mentions: Stability and Balance Learning Environment (Figure 7) is a system for the assessment and training of postural stability and balance-related disorders in neurological petients, orthopedic patients, patients with musculo-skeletal complaints, and especially in the elderly with increased risk of falling. STABLE uses a force plate and motion capture, and a projection screen. One can obtain objective and quantitative outcome measures for stability and balance alongside fun and motivating exercise games to train stability and balance with reduced risk of falling.Figure 7


Recent developments in computer assisted rehabilitation environments.

van der Meer R - Mil Med Res (2014)

STABLE, a platform with diagnostic facilities and training programmes, mainly focused at stability training.
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Fig7: STABLE, a platform with diagnostic facilities and training programmes, mainly focused at stability training.
Mentions: Stability and Balance Learning Environment (Figure 7) is a system for the assessment and training of postural stability and balance-related disorders in neurological petients, orthopedic patients, patients with musculo-skeletal complaints, and especially in the elderly with increased risk of falling. STABLE uses a force plate and motion capture, and a projection screen. One can obtain objective and quantitative outcome measures for stability and balance alongside fun and motivating exercise games to train stability and balance with reduced risk of falling.Figure 7

Bottom Line: With new systems a quick and extensive analysis is possible and provides useful tools for therapeutic purposes.For that reason several Armed Forces have these systems already in use.The most recent experiences will be discussed; including new developments both in the extension of the range of systems and the improvement and adaptation of the software.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: MeerHealth, Riënzistraat 41, 2555 JT 's-Gravenhage, The Netherlands.

ABSTRACT
Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) is a system that integrates a training platform (motion base), a virtual environment, a sensor system (motion capture) and D-flow software. It is useful for both diagnostic and therapeutic use. The human gait pattern can be impaired due to disease, trauma or natural decline. Gait analysis is a useful tool to identify impaired gait patterns. Traditional gait analysis is a very time consuming process and therefore only used in exceptional cases. With new systems a quick and extensive analysis is possible and provides useful tools for therapeutic purposes. The range of systems will be described in this paper, highlighting both their diagnostic use and the therapeutic possibilities. Because wounded warriors often have an impaired gait due to amputations or other extremity trauma, these systems are very useful for military rehabilitative efforts. Additionally, the virtual reality environment creates a very challenging situation for the patient, enhancing their rehabilitation experience. For that reason several Armed Forces have these systems already in use. The most recent experiences will be discussed; including new developments both in the extension of the range of systems and the improvement and adaptation of the software. A new and promising development, the use of CAREN in a special application for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), will also be reviewed.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus