Scientific and technical obstacles
Stroke survivors frequently meet difficulties to produce relevant Kinesthetic Motor Imagery (KMI) for rehabilitation therapy.
- KMIs remain intangible (i.e. not graspable). Therefore, subjects have difficulties to understand how to produce KMIs. These difficulties are higher for stroke patients with cognitive disabilities.
- KMI do not generate perceptual feedbacks, specifically the haptic feedbacks, usually perceived during a real movement. It is then difficult for the patients to perceive their performance level, and therefore to progress.
- Stroke survivors need extensive rehabilitation work. Having to attend long sessions, they need strong motivation.
- Evaluate the user needs, the usability and acceptability of the GRASP-IT device (including a sensory and a motor electrical stimulation, a tactile/kinesthetic feedback and a tangible interface).
- Design and development of the Tangible and Haptic Interfaces & Interactions, pluggable into a BCI, and that could be integrated with a wearable, 3D printable, orthosis.
- Design of a hybrid and gamified rehabilitation training program that enable users to learn, persevere and perform through a KMI reeducation methods