Palm gripper measurement device for post-stroke rehabilitation progressive tracking / Muhammad Najmi Hakim Nasir ... [et al.]

Nasir, Muhammad Najmi Hakim and Che Zakaria, Noor Ayuni and Othman, Nurul Atiqah and Johar, Khairunnisa and Mohd Mustafah, Nadia and Abd Halim, Azffanizam (2024) Palm gripper measurement device for post-stroke rehabilitation progressive tracking / Muhammad Najmi Hakim Nasir ... [et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), 21 (1): 13. pp. 237-253. ISSN 1823-5514 ; 2550-164X


Various devices are used in the medical world to measure grip force. However, there is no well-defined method being used to quantify the distribution of grip forces applied by post-stroke patients. It is important to track the patient's progress in neurofeedback training throughout rehabilitation with quantitative evaluation. A palm gripper measurement device is being developed, equipped with Force Sensing Resistors (FSRs) (RP-S40-ST model) to capture grip force. The device provides valuable insights into rehabilitation progress by assessing the grip force. The analogue value from FSRs is linearly interpolated from the input range to the output range using the map function; 'map(avg_force, 0, 1023, 0, 15)' to scale the 'fsrReading' from the input range of 0 to 1023. The input range is converted into a score 0 to 15 scale of a bar graph to indicate the amount of force measured. The accuracy showed by Pearson’s r shows a correlation trend between the analogue value and length of the bar graph with 0.97651 and 0.98083, respectively. A matrix was plotted for three subjects with different object sizes for device testing which shows the adjusted R2 is 0.955 highest for big objects and the lowest adjusted R2 is 0.63672 for small objects.


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Nasir, Muhammad Najmi Hakim
Che Zakaria, Noor Ayuni
Othman, Nurul Atiqah
Johar, Khairunnisa
Mohd Mustafah, Nadia
Abd Halim, Azffanizam
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > Biomedical engineering
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > Rehabilitation therapy
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > College of Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 1823-5514 ; 2550-164X
Volume: 21
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 237-253
Keywords: Rehabilitation, Neurofeedback, Force Sensing Resistors (FSRs), Grip Measurements
Date: January 2024
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