BTG: Development of a visually immersive gait training system for use in the walking rehabilitation of stroke survivors combining the scientific disciplines of biomechanics and motor learning

Project: Internally funded project

Description

The installation of a CAREN (computer assisted rehabilitation environment) system within the Biomedical Engineering department offers the opportunity to develop specific rehabilitation applications for commercial exploitation and clinical research. Stroke survivors are one of the biggest users of rehabilitation services with around 1.1 million survivors in the UK. Walking is a high priority for this population but most do not recover independent walking. This project aims to combine expertise across the University along with a users’ panel of stroke survivors to co-produce a prototype gait training application ready for marketing, through an existing commercial partner, and suitable for clinical research.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date3/03/1431/12/14