Discipline: Technology and Engineering
Subcategory: Computer Engineering
Room: Marriott Balcony A
Jasleen Alexis - University at Buffalo
Co-Author(s): Dr. Wenyao Xu, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY; Zhengxiong Li, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability; resulting in impaired self-care and cognitive skills. Total stroke-related costs are estimated to reach $230.67 billion by 2030 . Common home-based rehabilitation approaches have low compliance, with patients reporting boredom. Current methods using customized software games take considerable time to develop or use expensive equipment requiring professional assistance. This research developed a new at home rehabilitation system consisting of an affordable hand grip console and java-based proxy. Grip force is mapped to keyboard controls and mouse cursor movement allowing patients to play web browser games as a form of rehabilitation. This system serves a long-term at home rehabilitation option that is accessible, low cost, and easy to use; which aims to increase patient compliance to further recovery.  D. Mozaffarian, E. J. Benjamin, A. S. Go, D. K. Arnett, M. J. Blaha, M. Cushman, S. R. Das, S. de Ferranti, J.-P. Despres, H. J. Fullerton, ´ et al., “Heart disease and stroke statistics—2016 update,” Circulation, vol. 133, no. 4, pp. e38–e360, 2016.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): UB LSAMP Summer Research Program
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Wenyao Xu, firstname.lastname@example.org
Role: I developed the entire java proxy software program. I designed the serial communication framework and graphical user interface.