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Advances in Rehabilitation Robotics: Human-friendly by Z. Zenn Bien, Dimitar Stefanov

By Z. Zenn Bien, Dimitar Stefanov

One of the most important program objectives of provider robots is to exploit them as assistive units for rehabilitation. This ebook introduces a few newest achievements within the box of rehabilitation robotics and assistive know-how for individuals with disabilities and elderly humans. The ebook includes effects from either theoretical and experimental works and experiences on a few new complex rehabilitation units which has been lately transferred to the undefined. major elements of the ebook are dedicated to the overview of recent rehabilitation applied sciences, the review of prototype units with end-users, the protection of rehabilitation robots, and robot-assisted neuro-rehabilitation. The publication is a consultant number of the newest tendencies in rehabilitation robotics andВ can be used as a reference for educating on mechatronic units for rehabilitation.

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Bien and D. ): Advances in Rehabilitation Robotics, LNCIS 306, pp. 25-44, 2004. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004 26 M. Hillman bots have moved out of the factory and into the wider, unstructured and sometimes hostile world. The examples cover a wide area and include devices for the exploration both of Mars and earth’s oceans as well as more domestic applications such as filling a car with fuel, mowing the lawn and vacuuming the floor. The use of robotics in rehabilitation is another major area in which robots are coming “out of the factory”.

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