Magnetic Resonance (MR) Compatible Hand Diagnostic DeviceBy Bray, Katie; Koeneman, Ed; NSF 2006 Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons With Disabilities, pp. 52-53
Publication Date: 2007
Description of a magnetic-resonance compatible device for use on patients who have had a stroke affecting mobility. Developed at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Arizona State University, the Magnetic Resonance (MR) Compatible Hand Diagnostic Device is designed to be used during a functional magnetic resonance image (fMRI) to allow the motion of the affected hand to be mapped to the brain. The device is non-magnetic and uses a pneumatic air muscle and angle sensor to measure the range of motion and force produced by the hand and wrist during flexion and extension. The device allows variable resistance to be applied to resist hand flexion and therefore provide more information about the ability of the hand. The motion of the hand is monitored on a computer outside the MRI room. Using the MR Compatible Hand Diagnostic Device, the changes in the brain over a rehabilitation period can be mapped to the increasing mobility of the hand.
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