ATLAS: Low-cost Glove System for In-home Stroke Rehabiliation

Abstract

Approximately 800,000 people/year in the US suffer a stroke, and 55-75% of these individuals are left with impaired function in the affected hand/arm. With costs of health care rising (estimated stroke care cost ~ $30 billion/year), access to rehabilitation care in the future may be limited. We have developed a prototype low-cost instrumented glove (ATLAS) designed to be interfaced with digital games and to increase access to care and motivation by allowing patients to practice independently at home.