What is Stroke, Recovery and Rehabilitation for it?

Rehabilitation plays a crucial role in helping stroke survivors regain their functions and improve their quality of life after experiencing a stroke. It often involves physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and other interventions to support recovery and adaptation to any disabilities resulting from the stroke.

Furthermore, the process of rehabilitation serves as a pivotal component in aiding stroke survivors to restore their functionalities and enhance their quality of life post-stroke. This comprehensive approach typically encompasses physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and various interventions aimed at facilitating recovery and promoting adjustment to potential disabilities arising from the stroke.

Right Brain

In the event of a stroke affecting the right hemisphere of the brain, manifestations typically include paralysis and sensory deficits on the left side of the body, visual disturbances, a faster and more impulsive behavioral mannerism, and potential issues with memory recall.

Brain stem

In instances where a stroke affects the brain stem, the ensuing effects can impact both sides of the body, potentially resulting in a state of profound immobilization known as ‘locked-in syndrome’. Individuals in this state typically experience a complete loss of voluntary movement below the neck, accompanied by severe communication deficits and physical limitations. Moreover, emotional and behavioral challenges may also arise as part of the comprehensive spectrum of issues faced by individuals grappling with the aftermath of brain stem-related strokes.

Stroke can precipitate five primary categories of disabilities, including:

Impairments leading to paralysis or difficulties in controlling movements, encompassing challenges related to walking, balance, and swallowing.

Language comprehension or expression difficulties

Sensory disturbances affecting the ability to perceive touch, pain, temperature, or spatial orientation.

Cognitive impairments and memory-related issues.

Emotional disturbances impacting mood regulation and psychological well-being.

Following emergent medical intervention, individuals commonly proceed to engage in a structured rehabilitation regimen to address aspects such as pain management and the restoration of both mobility and communication skills.

Rehabilitative services are available across various settings, encompassing:

Stroke rehabilitation plays a pivotal role in aiding individuals in their recovery from the effects of a stroke, facilitating the relearning of skills, and fostering the development of alternative strategies for performing tasks.

The Digibot Glove stands out as one of the innovative approaches within this realm of rehabilitation.

We are pleased to present the Digibot Glove

We are pleased to present the Digibot Glove, a specialized device designed to assist individuals with hand mobility difficulties, particularly stroke survivors and those facing chronic impairments in hand mobility.

The Digibot Glove is a wearable device comprising five individual pieces for each finger, accompanied by a VR headset that immerses patients in a virtual environment for therapeutic practice. Within this virtual setting, patients can enhance their movements through practice sessions devoid of real-world consequences.

Moreover, the device generates performance reports for therapists to analyze patients’ progress and devise tailored treatment plans.

By leveraging cloud technology, all patient motions are recorded for subsequent review, allowing for the identification of improvements and areas requiring further attention. Featuring a user-friendly design that is easy to clean and lightweight compared to other market offerings (owing to its air pressure mechanism enabling voluntary movement), the Digibot Glove instills confidence in patients to engage in rehabilitative activities wherever they may be.

In summary, the Digibot Glove serves as a valuable tool for individuals with hand-related challenges, facilitating improvements in hand movements and expediting the rehabilitation process through virtual practice sessions.


Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases

Volume 30, Issue 7, July 2021, 105812

Effects of a Soft Robotic Hanc for Hand Rehabilitation in Chronic Stroke Survivors

Xiang Qian Shi * 1, Ho Lam Heung PhD 1, Zhi Qiang Tang., Zheng Li PhD t 2, Kai Yu Tong PhD*

Brain-computer interfaces for post-stroke motor rehabilitation: a meta-analysis

María A. Cervera’ , Surjo R. Soekadar , Junichi Ushiba , José del R. Millán*

Niels Birbaumer6.7 & Gangadhar Garipelli®️

‘Life Sciences and Technology, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland ≥Applied Neurotechnology Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of Tübingen, Tübing Department of Biosciences and Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan

*Defitech Chair in Brain-Machine Interface, Center for Neuroprosthetics, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), La Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan Institute for Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology, University Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany WYSS Center for Bio and Neuroengineering, Geneva, Switzerland 8MindMaze SA, Lausanne, Switzerland