Right-Arm Robotic-Aided-Therapy with the Light-Exoskeleton: A General Overview

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Lugo-Villeda , Luis I. ; Frisoli , Antonio ; Sotgiu , Edoardo ; Greco , Giovanni ; Bergamasco , Massimo ; Lugo-Villeda , Luis , (2010)
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-11628-5_22
  • Subject: Emerging Technologies Integration | Technologies Integration | Robotic-Aided-Rehabilitation | [ INFO.INFO-DL ] Computer Science [cs]/Digital Libraries [cs.DL] | Exoskeletons | Robotic Constrained Therapy | Emerging

Part 7: Robots and Manipulation; International audience; Rehabilitation robotics applications and their developments have been spreading out as consequences of the actual needs in the human activities of daily living (ADL). Exoskeletons for rehabilitation are one of them, whose intrinsic characteristics are quite useful for applications where repetitive, robustness and accurate performance are a must. As a part of robotic-mediated-rehabilitation programme into the worldwide, the exoskeletons are trying to improve the ADL of disable people through the fusion of several disciplines that lets to expand the capabilities of wearing a powered robotic exoskeletal device for rehabilitation tasks. This fact deserves to present this contribution from a general scope point of view, i.e., the technologies integration and its associated knowledge. So far, the Light-Exoskeleton which is intended for human arm rehabilitation in post-stroke patients is introduced. Preliminary experimental results as well as the involved stages about the system show the capabilities of using a robotic-constrained-rehabilitation for human arm.
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