‘WeHab’ helps stroke patients during rehab
An engineer, a computer scientist and a psychologist walk into a rehabilitation clinic carrying a video game system. Rather than the beginning of a bad joke, this is an apt description of a Smart and Connected Health (SCH) research project. Stroke is a major health problem affecting nearly 800,000 Americans annually and necessitates novel scientific approaches for prevention, treatment, and restorative care. SCH investigators have successfully integrated the expertise of multidisciplinary research teams to develop innovative solutions to health problems associated with stroke. Jim Schmiedeler, Aaron Striegel, and Charles Crowell at the University of Notre Dame have harnessed gaming technology from the Nintendo Wii to develop the WeHab system to advance knowledge in visual feedback mechanisms for improved rehabilitation after stroke.
Provided by the National Science Foundation