Introduction: Robotic-assisted upper limb rehabilitation might improve upper limb recovery in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) with moderate-to-severe disability. In the few existing studies, the training effects have been related to the type of intervention, if intensive, repetitive, or task-oriented training might promote neuroplasticity and recovery. Notably, most of these devices operate within a serious game context providing different feedback. Since feedback is a key component of motor control and thus involved in motor and cognitive rehabilitation, clinicians cannot desist from considering the potential contribution of feedback in the upper limb robot-assisted rehabilitation effects. Area covered: In this systematic review, we reported the rehabilitation protocols used in the robot-assisted upper limb training in PwMS to provide state-of-the-art on the role of feedback in robotic-assisted Upper Limb rehabilitation. PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and the Physiotherapy Evidence Database databases were systematically searched from inception to March 2022. After a literature search, the classification systems for feedback and the serious game were applied. Expert opinion: There is a need for sharing standard definitions and components of feedback and serious game in technologically assisted upper limb rehabilitation. Indeed, improving these aspects might further improve the effectiveness of such training in the management of PwMS.

The role of feedback in the robotic-assisted upper limb rehabilitation in people with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review

Morone G.;
2023-01-01

Abstract

Introduction: Robotic-assisted upper limb rehabilitation might improve upper limb recovery in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) with moderate-to-severe disability. In the few existing studies, the training effects have been related to the type of intervention, if intensive, repetitive, or task-oriented training might promote neuroplasticity and recovery. Notably, most of these devices operate within a serious game context providing different feedback. Since feedback is a key component of motor control and thus involved in motor and cognitive rehabilitation, clinicians cannot desist from considering the potential contribution of feedback in the upper limb robot-assisted rehabilitation effects. Area covered: In this systematic review, we reported the rehabilitation protocols used in the robot-assisted upper limb training in PwMS to provide state-of-the-art on the role of feedback in robotic-assisted Upper Limb rehabilitation. PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and the Physiotherapy Evidence Database databases were systematically searched from inception to March 2022. After a literature search, the classification systems for feedback and the serious game were applied. Expert opinion: There is a need for sharing standard definitions and components of feedback and serious game in technologically assisted upper limb rehabilitation. Indeed, improving these aspects might further improve the effectiveness of such training in the management of PwMS.
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