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Title: A hand rehabilitation system with force feedback for children with cerebral palsy : two case studies
Authors: Choi, KS 
Lo, KH
Keywords: cerebral palsy
children
hand
handwriting
Virtual reality
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source: Disability and rehabilitation, 2011, v. 33, no. 17-18, p. 1704-1714 How to cite?
Journal: Disability and rehabilitation 
Abstract: Purpose. To investigate whether the provision of force feedback as guidance in a computer-assisted training environment was feasible for improving handwriting ability of children with cerebral palsy. Method. Two children at the age of 7, diagnosed with dystonia and dyskinesia, respectively, took part in a 2-week pre-post test study. A desktop computer system equipped with a haptic device was developed to provide visual and haptic cues for practising Chinese handwriting. The system was used by the subjects two times a week. Average writing time and path length of 10 test characters and the trajectory of the pen tip were used to evaluate their performance. Paper-based test on handwriting legibility before and after the intervention were also conducted and video taped for subjective comparison. Results. The subjects were able to reduce the writing time through repeated practice. Path length also appeared to decrease, suggesting improvement in fine motor control ability and handwriting accuracy. One subject showed slight progress in legibility, while both of them developed a better sense of the proper ways of handwriting. Conclusion. Provision of haptic feedback in a virtual environment appears to be a feasible approach to improve cerebral palsy children's handwriting skills.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/10765
ISSN: 0963-8288
EISSN: 1464-5165
DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2010.535091
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