Rehabilitation Robotics

Rehabilitation Robotics

The coupling of several areas of the medical field with recent advances in robotic systems has seen a paradigm shift in our approach to selected sectors of medical care, especially over the last decade. Rehabilitation medicine is one such area. The development of advanced robotic systems has ushered with it an exponential number of trials and experiments aimed at optimising restoration of quality of life to those who are physically debilitated.


Despite these developments, there remains a paucity in the presentation of these advances in the form of a comprehensive tool. This book was written to present the most recent advances in rehabilitation robotics known to date from the perspective of some of the leading experts in the field and presents an interesting array of developments put into 33 comprehensive chapters. The chapters are presented in a way that the reader will get a seamless impression of the current concepts of optimal modes of both experimental and ap- plicable roles of robotic devices.

Table of Contents

  • Robotic Solutions in Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed Lower Limbs Using Functional Electrical Stimulation: Robust Closed Loop Control
  • Risk Evaluation of Human-Care Robots
  • Robotic Exoskeletons for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
  • Upper Limb Rehabilitation System for Self-Supervised Therapy: Computer-Aided Daily Performance Evaluation for the Trauma and Disorder in the Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves
  • PLEIA: A Reconfigurable Platform for Evaluation of HCI Acting
  • Facial Automaton for Conveying Emotions as a Social Rehabilitation Tool for People with Autism
  • Upper-Limb Robotic Rehabilitation Exoskeleton: Tremor Suppression
  • Lower-Limb Wearable Exoskeleton
  • Exoskeleton-Based Exercisers for the Disabilities of the Upper Arm and Hand
  • Stair Gait Classification from Kinematic Sensors
  • The ALLADIN Diagnostic Device: An Innovative Platform for Assessing Post-Stroke Functional Recovery
  • Synthesis of Prosthesis Architectures and Design of Prosthetic Devices for Upper Limb Amputees
  • An Embedded Control Platform of a Continuous Passive Motion Machine for Injured Fingers
  • A Portable Robot for Tele-Rehabilitation: Remote Therapy and Outcome Evaluation
  • Haptic Device System For Upper Limb Motor Impairment Patients: Developing And Handling In Healthy Subjects
  • Cyberthosis: Rehabilitation Robotics With Controlled Electrical Muscle Stimulation
  • Upper-Limb Exoskeletons for Physically Weak Persons
  • Biomechanical Constraints in the Design of Robotic Systems for Tremor Suppression
  • Robotics and Virtual Reality Applications in Mobility Rehabilitation
  • Designing Safety-Critical Rehabilitation Robots
  • Work Assistive Mobile Robot for the Disabled in a Real Work Environment
  • The Evolution and Ergonomics of Robotic-Assisted Surgical Systems
  • Design and Implementation of a Control Architecture for Rehabilitation Robotic Systems
  • A 3-D Rehabilitation System for Upper Limbs “EMUL”, and a 6-DOF Rehabilitation System “Robotherapist” and Other Rehabilitation Systems with High Safety
  • The Rehabilitation Robots FRIEND-I & II: Daily Life Independency through Semi-Autonomous Task-Execution
  • Functional Rehabilitation: Coordination of Artificial and Natural Controllers
  • Passive-type Intelligent Walker Controlled Based on Caster-like Dynamics
  • Powered Human Gait Assistance
  • Task-oriented and Purposeful Robot-Assisted Therapy
  • Applications of Robotics to Assessment and Physical Therapy of Upper Limbs of Stroke Patients
  • Applications of a Fluidic Artificial Hand in the Field of Rehabilitation
  • Bio-Inspired Interaction Control of Robotic Machines for Motor Therapy

Book Details

Author(s): Sashi S Kommu
Format(s): PDF
File size: 9.38 MB
Number of pages: 648
Link: Download or read online.

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