The system makes use of a Kinova arm and cups. The cups are a part of the rehabilitation course of and assist customers be taught to understand and manipulate objects after an sickness or accident.
“Taking part in Tic Tac Toe with a set of cups (as a substitute of X’s and O’s) is one instance of a recreation that may assist rehabilitate an higher limb,” mentioned Dr. Shelly Levy-Tzedek. “An individual can choose up and place many cups whereas having fun with a recreation and bettering their efficiency of a every day job.”
Curiously the pace of the robotic had an impact on the customers. A slower robotic would make customers carry out extra slowly whereas a sooner robotic sped up the sport. This may very well be used to switch the sport for particular person sufferers and particular person wants. As a result of the robotic by no means will get drained the rehabilitation employees can take note of the minute actions of a affected person, catering the pace and kind of play to the affected person’s specific wants.
The analysis paper appeared in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience.