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Rehabilitation Engineering

Edited by Tan Yen Kheng

Printed Power LTD

Population ageing has major consequences and implications in all areas of our daily life as well as other important aspects, such as economic growth, savings, investment and consumption, labour markets, pensions, property and care from one generation to another. Additionally, health and related care, family composition and life-style, housing and migration are also affected. Given the rapid increase in the aging of the population and the further increase that is expected in the coming years, an important problem that has to be faced is the corresponding increase in chronic illness, disabilities, and loss of functional independence endemic to the elderly (WHO 2008). For this reason, novel methods of rehabilitation and care management are urgently needed. This book covers many rehabilitation support systems and robots developed for upper limbs, lower limbs as well as visually impaired condition. Other than upper limbs, the lower limb research works are also discussed like motorized foot rest for electric powered wheelchair and standing assistance device.

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Rehabilitation EngineeringEdited by Tan Yen Kheng

Published: December 1st 2009

DOI: 10.5772/145

ISBN: 978-953-307-023-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6415-9

Copyright year: 2009

Books open for chapter submissions

43973 Total Chapter Downloads

23 Crossref Citations

16 Web of Science Citations

32 Dimensions Citations


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1. Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation

By Xiaoli Yang


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2. Augmented Reality Musical System for Rehabilitation of Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

By Ana Grasielle Dionisio Correa, Adriana Nathalie Klein and Roseli de Deus Lopes


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3. Development of a Systems Architecture for Robot-Aided Telerehabilitation

By Roberto Colombo


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4. Analysis and Design of Piezoelectric Braille Display

By Pruittikorn Smithmaitrie


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5. Stereo Vision Utilizing Parallel Computing for the Visually Impaired

By Pichaya Tandayya, Thanathip Limna and Nikom Suvonvorn


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6. Engineering Better Electric-Powered Wheelchairs To Enhance Rehabilitative and Assistive Needs of Disabled and Aged Populations

By Yen Kheng Tan and Sangit Sasidhar


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7. A Rehabilitation Walker with a Standing Assistance Device

By Daisuke Chugo and Kunikatsu Takase


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8. Lower Extremity Joint Moments during Squat and Stoop Lifting

By Seonhong Hwang, Youngeun Kim and Youngho Kim


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9. Acetabular Loading in Rehabilitation

By Hana Debevec, Ales Iglic, Veronika Kralj-Iglic and Matej Daniel


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10. The Lognormal Framework in the Context of Human Movement Rehabilitation

By Christian O’Reilly and Rejean Plamondon


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11. Quantitative Evaluation Methods of Therapeutic Effects of Sanding Training in Patients with Hemiplegia

By Yoshifumi Morita and Hiroyuki Ukai


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12. Quasi-3 DOF Rehabilitation System for Upper Limbs, “PLEMO”

By Takehito Kikuchi and Junji Furusho


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13. Wearable Robots in Rehabilitation Engineering Tremor Suppression

By E. Rocon, J.C. Moreno, J.A. Gallego and J.L. Pons


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14. Processing Surface Electromyographical Signals for Myoelectric Control

By Sorin Herle and Sergiu Man


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15. A 6-DOF Rehabilitation System for Upper Limbs "Robotherapist"and Other Rehabilitation Systems with High Safety

By Junji Furusho and Ying Jin


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