Evaluation of Synergy Analysis Methodologies for Predicting Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Response

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Title:
Evaluation of Synergy Analysis Methodologies for Predicting Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Response
Physical Description:
1 online resource (44 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Pai, Mihir M
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
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Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( M.S.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Committee Chair:
FREGLY,BENJAMIN J
Committee Co-Chair:
PATTEN,CAROLYNN

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
biomechanics -- emg -- rehabilitation -- stroke -- synergy-analysis
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Mechanical Engineering thesis, M.S.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Stroke victims lose functionality and possess impaired motor control commonly in one side of their bodies. Subjects with post-stroke hemiparesis in their legs usually undergo physiotherapy. With therapy routines currently in use there was no way to predict a patient's response since there was no quantifiable measure of judgement. Stroke subjects in this study had participated in corrective walking training therapy and their response was measured over three evaluation stages. Response to therapy was measured by an increase in the patient's gait speed during the evaluation, whereby a significant increase was enough to classify a subject as having responded to the treatment and no significant increase would warrant the patient be classified as a non-responder. This study aimed at providing evidence to classify subjects into one of the two groups listed above based solely on Electromyographic (EMG) leg activation data and the associated technique of synergy analysis with its various methods and whether or not we could predict those subjects who would or would not respond to therapy from baseline i.e. at the first evaluation, using statistical classification tools post synergy analysis. The detection of significant differences between responders to the training and non-responders leads us to believe that muscle synergy analysis possesses significant strengths and provides us with better clinical significance in classification than classical gait speed increase.
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Statement of Responsibility:
by Mihir M Pai.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: FREGLY,BENJAMIN J.
Local:
Co-adviser: PATTEN,CAROLYNN.
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RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2015-05-31

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UFRGP
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Applicable rights reserved.
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lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046784:00001