REHAB 2014

Research Article

The Perfetti method, a novel Virtual Fine Motor Rehabilitation system for Chronic Acquired Brain Injury

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2014.255251,
        author={Sergio Albiol-P\^{e}rez and Guillermo Palacios-Navarro and Nancy Guerr\^{o}n-Paredes and Jos\^{e}-Antonio Gil-G\^{o}mez and Jos\^{e}-Antonio Lozano Quilis and Hermenegildo Gil-G\^{o}mez and Pilar Manzano-Fern\^{a}ndez},
        title={The Perfetti method, a novel Virtual Fine Motor Rehabilitation system for Chronic Acquired Brain Injury},
        proceedings={REHAB 2014},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={REHAB},
        year={2014},
        month={7},
        keywords={virtual fine motor rehabilitation perfetti method acquired brain injury physical therapy hand rehabilitation arm rehabilitation},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2014.255251}
    }
    
  • Sergio Albiol-Pérez
    Guillermo Palacios-Navarro
    Nancy Guerrón-Paredes
    José-Antonio Gil-Gómez
    José-Antonio Lozano Quilis
    Hermenegildo Gil-Gómez
    Pilar Manzano-Fernández
    Year: 2014
    The Perfetti method, a novel Virtual Fine Motor Rehabilitation system for Chronic Acquired Brain Injury
    REHAB
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2014.255251
Sergio Albiol-Pérez1,*, Guillermo Palacios-Navarro2, Nancy Guerrón-Paredes3, José-Antonio Gil-Gómez4, José-Antonio Lozano Quilis4, Hermenegildo Gil-Gómez4, Pilar Manzano-Fernández5
  • 1: Dpto. de Informática e Ingeniería de Sistemas. Universidad de Zaragoza
  • 2: Department of Electronic Engineering and Communications. Universidad de Zaragoza
  • 3: Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE
  • 4: Instituto Universitario de Automática e Informática Industrial. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
  • 5: Hospital S. José
*Contact email: sergio.albiol@unizar.es

Abstract

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is a disability with a high worldwide incidence that requires the assistance of a multidisciplinary team of clinic specialists. Motor disorders in patients of this type include dysfunctions in upper limbs, arm-hand impairments, spasticity, and functionalities that patients need to recover in order to perform the basic and instrumented activities of daily living. Traditional rehabilitation techniques in upper-limb rehabilitation for improving motor recovery are focused on repetitive and high-intensity task-specific training. Promising new systems based on Virtual Fine Motor Rehabilitation (VFMR) are a novel approach in the rehabilitation process. In this paper, we describe a VFMR system (VPREHAB) for Chronic ABI patients to improve the effectiveness of upper-limb rehabilitation. For this purpose, we are testing the usefulness of the Perfetti method, a cognitive sensory motor therapy.