Using E-LINK Upper Limb Exerciser
Keywords: E3000 Upper Limb Exerciser Cerebral Palsy Hand Function Iran Neurology 2015
Hamid R. Rostami, Seifollah Jahantabi Nejad, Ali A. Arastoo. Virtual Reality and hand function in cerebal palsy
This study aims to compare progress of children undergoing rehabilitation for cerebral palsy. The study population is split into two groups; one group will maintain their current rehabilitation programme while the other group will include regular sessions using the E-LINK system. The E3000 upper limb exerciser with a selection of tools and a variety of E-LINK activities are used to complete this study. Results are discussed and confirm that there is a significant advantage to including the E-LINK system in the rehabilitation process, notably the E-LINK system is ideal with younger patients.
Keywords: E-LINK cerebral palsy upper limb therapy occupational therapy children 2012
Sun Snow, Tang Jinghua, Liu Peng, Sun Xiaowei, Zang Mingming. 2012. Chinese Journal of Paediatrics April 2012 4 2.
This study compares conventional occupational therapy with and without use of the E-LINK system. The study population consisted of children aged between three and six years old suffering from cerebral palsy. The fine hand movements of participants were documented in order to present a statistical analysis for comparison. Children in the group using E-LINK showed a statistically significant increase in fine motor ability. The E-LINK system is praised for its versatility and effectiveness for use as therapy for this specific target group.
Keywords: R500 Range of Motion Kit Large Goniometer Small Goniometer the Netherlands Upper Limb Exerciser 2007
Joris van Balen. 2007
The E-LINK range of motion kit is used to verify this theory. Study participants are instructed to complete a range of exercises to improve their range of motion following hand surgery, each subject is given a simple schematic depicting hand positions to copy. The E-LINK system is featured as the chosen method for measuring the geometry of the hand; these values may then be entered into the hand calibration model. Other parameters that the E-LINK system can measure (such as force applied from patient finger) may also be useful as an input to this model in the future.