This chapter presents a review of the rehabilitation technologies for people who have suffered a stroke, comparing and analyzing the impact that these technologies have on their recovery in the short and long term. The problematic is presented, and motor impairments for upper and lower limbs are characterized. The goal of this chapter is to show novel trends and research for the assistance and treatment of motor impairment caused by strokes.
Part of the book: Physical Disabilities
This chapter aims to address the different impairments in the balance after stroke, beginning with an introduction on the main dysfunctions that can be observed, specifically in different transfers as sit-to-stand and gait. Also, a review of the main test and assessment scales most used in the clinical settings in this population. Finally, the application of new technologies and the technological advances used in clinical settings for human analysis focusing on balance are addressed. For example, the types of technologies used, their applications, and the combination with the existing clinical assessment tools. As a closure, we explain the importance of early detection and treatment of balance impairments in the post-stroke population to prevent falls.
Part of the book: Post-Stroke Rehabilitation