Advances in Rehabilitation Robotics: Human-friendly Technologies on Movement Assistance and Restoration for People with Disabilities / Edition 1

Advances in Rehabilitation Robotics: Human-friendly Technologies on Movement Assistance and Restoration for People with Disabilities / Edition 1

by Z. Zenn Bien
     
 

One of the major application targets of service robots is to use them as assistive devices for rehabilitation. This book introduces some latest achievements in the field of rehabilitation robotics and assistive technology for people with disabilities and aged people. The book contains results from both theoretical and experimental works and reviews on some new

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Overview

One of the major application targets of service robots is to use them as assistive devices for rehabilitation. This book introduces some latest achievements in the field of rehabilitation robotics and assistive technology for people with disabilities and aged people. The book contains results from both theoretical and experimental works and reviews on some new advanced rehabilitation devices which has been recently transferred to the industry. Significant parts of the book are devoted to the assessment of new rehabilitation technologies, the evaluation of prototype devices with end-users, the safety of rehabilitation robots, and robot-assisted neurorehabilitation. The book is a representative selection of the latest trends in rehabilitation robotics and can be used as a reference for teaching on mechatronic devices for rehabilitation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540219866
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
08/05/2004
Series:
Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences Series, #306
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Rehabilitation Robots for Assistance of Human Movements.- Prostheses and Orthoses.- Intelligent Wheelchairs.- Mechatronics Devices for Assistance in Walking.- Robot-Assisted Neurorehabilitation.- Perspectives and Trends of the Rehabilitation Robotics.

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