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Rehabilitation Robotics

Edited by Sashi S. Kommu

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

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.

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Rehabilitation RoboticsEdited by Sashi S. Kommu

Published: August 1st 2007

DOI: 10.5772/50

ISBN: 978-3-902613-04-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6400-5

Copyright year: 2007

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107179 Total Chapter Downloads

116 Crossref Citations

156 Web of Science Citations

211 Dimensions Citations


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1. Robotic Solutions in Pediatric Rehabilitation

By Michael Bailey-Van Kuren


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2. Biomechanical Constraints in the Design of Robotic Systems for Tremor Suppression

By Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois, Alvaro Page, Jose-Maria Baydal-Bertomeu Rakel Poveda and Ricard Barbera


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3. Robotics and Virtual Reality Applications in Mobility Rehabilitation

By Rares F. Boian and Grigore C. Burdea & Judith E. Deutsch


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4. Designing Safety-Critical Rehabilitation Robots

By Stephen Roderick and Craig Carignan


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5. Work Assistive Mobile Robot for the Disabled in a Real Work Environment

By Hyun Seok Hong, Jung Won Kang and Myung Jin Chung


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6. The Evolution and Ergonomics of Robotic-Assisted Surgical Systems

By Oussama Elhage, Ben Challacombe, Declan Murphy Mohammed S. Khan and Prokar Dasgupta


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7. Design and Implementation of a Control Architecture for Rehabilitation Robotic Systems

By Duygun Erol and Nilanjan Sarkar


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8. A 3-D Rehabilitation System for Upper Limbs "EMUL", and a 6-DOF Rehabilitation System "Robotherapist" and Other Rehabilitation Systems with High Safety

By Junji Furusho and Takehito Kikuchi


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9. The Rehabilitation Robots FRIEND-I & II: Daily Life Independency through Semi-Autonomous Task-Execution

By Christian Martens, Oliver Prenzel and Axel Graeser


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10. Functional Rehabilitation: Coordination of Artificial and Natural Controllers

By Rodolphe Heliot, Christine Azevedo and Bernard Espiau


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11. Passive-type Intelligent Walker Controlled Based on Caster-like Dynamics

By Yasuhisa Hirata, Asami Muraki and and Kazuhiro Kosuge


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12. Powered Human Gait Assistance

By Kevin W. Hollander and Thomas G. Sugar


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13. Task-oriented and Purposeful Robot-Assisted Therapy

By Michelle J. Johnson, Kimberly J. Wisneski, John Anderson, Dominic Nathan, Elaine Strachota, Judith Kosasih, Jayne Johnston and and Roger O. Smith


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14. Applications of Robotics to Assessment and Physical Therapy of Upper Limbs of Stroke Patients

By M.-S. Ju, C.-C. K. Lin, S.-M. Chen, I.-S. Hwang, P.-C. Kung and Z.-W. Wu


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15. Applications of a Fluidic Artificial Hand in the Field of Rehabilitation

By Artem Kargov, Oleg Ivlev, Christian Pylatiuk, Tamim Asfour, Stefan Schulz, Axel Graeser, Ruediger Dillmann and Georg Bretthauer


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16. Upper-Limb Exoskeletons for Physically Weak Persons

By Kazuo Kiguchi and Toshio Fukuda


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17. Cyberthosis: Rehabilitation Robotics With Controlled Electrical Muscle Stimulation

By Patrick Metrailler, Roland Brodard, Yves Stauffer, Reymond Clavel and Rolf Frischknecht


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18. Haptic Device System For Upper Limb Motor Impairment Patients: Developing And Handling In Healthy Subjects

By Tasuku Miyoshi, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Hokyoo Lee, Takafumi Terada, Yuko Ito, Kaoru Inoue and Takashi Komeda


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19. Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed Lower Limbs Using Functional Electrical Stimulation: Robust Closed Loop Control

By Samer Mohammed, Philippe Poignet, Philippe Fraisse and David Guiraud


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20. Risk Evaluation of Human-Care Robots

By Makoto Nokata and Koji Ikuta


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21. Robotic Exoskeletons for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

By Abhishek Gupta and Marcia K. O'Malley


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22. 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

By Kengo Ohnishi, Keiji Imado, Yukio Saito and Hiroomi Miyagawa


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23. PLEIA: A Reconfigurable Platform for Evaluation of HCI Acting

By Peralta H., Monacelli E., Riman C., Baklouti M., Ben Ouezdou F., Mougharbel I., Laffont I. and Bouteille J.


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24. Facial Automaton for Conveying Emotions as a Social Rehabilitation Tool for People with Autism

By Giovanni Pioggia, Maria Luisa Sica, Marcello Ferro, Silvia Casalini, Roberta Igliozzi, Filippo Muratori, Arti Ahluwalia and Danilo De Rossi


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25. Upper-Limb Robotic Rehabilitation Exoskeleton: Tremor Suppression

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


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26. Lower-Limb Wearable Exoskeleton

By J.L. Pons, J.C. Moreno, F.J. Brunetti and E. Rocon


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27. Exoskeleton-Based Exercisers for the Disabilities of the Upper Arm and Hand

By Ioannis Sarakoglou, Sophia Kousidou, Nikolaos G. Tsagarakis and Darwin G. Caldwell


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28. Stair Gait Classification from Kinematic Sensors

By Wolfgang Svensson and Ulf Holmberg


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29. The ALLADIN Diagnostic Device: An Innovative Platform for Assessing Post-Stroke Functional Recovery

By Stefano Mazzoleni, Jo Van Vaerenbergh, Andras Toth, Marko Munih, Eugenio Guglielmelli and Paolo Dario


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30. Synthesis of Prosthesis Architectures and Design of Prosthetic Devices for Upper Limb Amputees

By Marco Troncossi and Vincenzo Parenti-Castelli


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31. An Embedded Control Platform of a Continuous Passive Motion Machine for Injured Fingers

By Zhang Fuxiang


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32. A Portable Robot for Tele-Rehabilitation: Remote Therapy and Outcome Evaluation

By Park, Hyung-Soon, and Zhang, Li-Qun


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33. Bio-Inspired Interaction Control of Robotic Machines for Motor Therapy

By Loredana Zollo, Domenico Formica and Eugenio Guglielmelli


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