Rehabilitation Robotics by Roberto ColomboRehabilitation Robotics by Roberto Colombo

Rehabilitation Robotics

byRoberto ColomboEditorVittorio Sanguineti

Paperback | December 1, 2017

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Rehabilitation Roboticsgives an introduction and overview of all areas of rehabilitation robotics, perfect for anyone new to the field. It also summarizes available robot technologies and their application to different pathologies for skilled researchers and clinicians. The editors have been involved in the development and application of robotic devices for neurorehabilitation for more than 15 years. This experience using several commercial devices for robotic rehabilitation has enabled them to develop the know-how and expertise necessary to guide those seeking comprehensive understanding of this topic.

Each chapter is written by an expert in the respective field, pulling in perspectives from both engineers and clinicians to present a multi-disciplinary view. The book targets the implementation of efficient robot strategies to facilitate the re-acquisition of motor skills. This technology incorporates the outcomes of behavioral studies on motor learning and its neural correlates into the design, implementation and validation of robot agents that behave as optimal trainers, efficiently exploiting the structure and plasticity of the human sensorimotor systems. In this context, human-robot interaction plays a paramount role, at both the physical and cognitive level, toward achieving a symbiotic interaction where the human body and the robot can benefit from each other's dynamics.

  • Provides a comprehensive review of recent developments in the area of rehabilitation robotics
  • Includes information on both therapeutic and assistive robots
  • Focuses on the state-of-the-art and representative advancements in the design, control, analysis, implementation and validation of rehabilitation robotic systems
He has been involved in several activities in the field of Bioengineering and Clinical Engineering including biological data acquisition, instrumentation management and interfacing, signal and image processing, data mining and statistics. He is a teacher in several national and international courses in the field of neurorehabilitationH...
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Title:Rehabilitation RoboticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:380 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 1, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128119950

ISBN - 13:9780128119952

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Table of Contents

1. Physiological basis of neuromotor recovery 2. Computational motor control aspects in rehabilitation 3. Mechanical design of rehabilitation robots: Design of the robot structure and mechanics, including both exoskeleton and endpoint robots 4. Actuators and sensors for rehabilitation and prosthetic robots: Overview of the different actuators and sensors available and related selection criteria 5. Software platforms for integrating robots and virtual environments: Review of available development environments for rehabilitation robots 6. User-centered design of assistive and rehabilitation robots: Design approaches for robot systems that interact physically with humans for rehabilitation purposes 7. Robot control architectures: Admittance control, impedance control, adaptive regulation of assistance 8. Different forms of robot assistance for neurorehabilitation 9. Myoelectric controllers and EMG-based treatment: How to use EMG activity to detect intentions, control prostheses and shape treatment 10. Prosthetic robotic legs: Prostheses for lower-limb amputees 11. Prosthetic robotic hands: Prostheses for hand amputees, including myoelectric control 12. Robots for cognitive rehabilitation: Companion and pet robots (including humanoids ) 13. Vision for rehabilitation robots: Vision allows robots to collect more information on user and environments than just interaction forces 14. Health technology assessment and rehabilitation technologies: Applications 15. Twenty years of application of the MIT-MANUS robot 16. Three-dimensional, task-specific robot therapy 17. Bimanual training for the rehabilitation of stroke patients 18. Robot-assisted therapy of hand function 19. Exoskeletons for upper limb rehabilitation 20. Robot-assisted gait training using the Lokomat gait orthosis 21. Robot-assisted rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis 22. Robot therapy in children with cerebral palsy 23. Increasing motivation during robot-assisted rehabilitation 24. Wearable robotic applications for neurorehabilitation 25. Hybrid FES-robot devices for training of activities of daily living 26. Use of robot devices for the assessment of motor function 27. Robotic techniques for evaluation and training of proprioceptive deficits 28. Parametric identification techniques for the assessment of motor recovery 29. Use of robot devices for tremor suppression 30. Neural and muscular correlates of robot-assisted rehabilitation 31. The role of muscle synergies in robot-assisted neurorehabilitation 32. Integration of robot-assisted rehabilitation and non-invasive brain stimulation 33. Telerehabilitation training program for hand therapy in stroke: Experience with the Hand Mentor device