The Use of Robotics for NeuroRehabilitation
The American Heart Association, recommends robot assisted therapy for UPPER EXTREMITY rehabilitation of severe to moderate patients.
American Heart Association Scientific Statement Published in
Stroke Miller et al. (2010); 41:2402-2448
“Robot-assisted therapy offers the amount of motor practice needed to relearn motor skills with
less therapist assistance.
Most robots for motor rehabilitation not only allow for robot assistance in movement initiation and guidance but also provide accurate feedback; some robots additionally provide movement resistance.
Most trials of robot-assisted motor rehabilitation concern the UPPER EXTREMITY, with robotics for the LOWER EXTREMITY still in its infancy.”