Neurorehabilitation Technology

  • Volker Dietz
  • Tobias Nef
  • William Zev Rymer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Basic Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Grégoire Courtine, Rubia van den Brand, Roland R. Roy, V. Reggie Edgerton
      Pages 3-21
    3. Markus Wirz, Ruediger Rupp
      Pages 23-38
    4. Alexander C. Koenig, Robert Riener
      Pages 39-56
    5. Andreas Luft, Amy J. Bastian, Volker Dietz
      Pages 57-69
  3. How Do We Apply Technology (Robots) for Treatment Challenges and Limitations: A Theoretical Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. James L. Patton, Felix C. Huang
      Pages 73-85
    3. Robert L. Sainburg, Pratik K. Mutha
      Pages 87-103
  4. Robots for Upper Extremity Recovery in Stroke/Spinal Cord Injury: Technological Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Hermano Igo Krebs, Susan S. Conroy, Christopher T. Bever, Neville Hogan
      Pages 125-140
    3. Arthur Prochazka
      Pages 159-171
  5. Robots for Upper Extremity Recovery in Stroke/Spinal Cord Injury: Clinical Applications

  6. Robotics for Lower Extremity (Locomotion): Technological Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Hermano Igo Krebs, Anindo Roy, Panagiotis K. Artemiadis, Jooeun Ahn, Neville Hogan
      Pages 233-252
  7. Robotics for Lower Extremity (Locomotion): Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Carolynn Patten, Virginia L. Little, Theresa E. McGuirk
      Pages 255-290
    3. Irin C. Maier, E. B. de Haller, Serafin M. Beer, Ingo Borggraefe, Katrin Campen, Andreas R. Luft et al.
      Pages 303-323
  8. Specific Aspects of Neurorehabilitation Technology: Robots Versus Passive Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Julius P. A. Dewald, Michael D. Ellis, Ana Maria Acosta, Jacob G. McPherson, Arno H. A. Stienen
      Pages 343-358
  9. Specific Aspects of Neurorehabilitation Technology: Lower Extremity Robots

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Ming Wu, Jill M. Landry
      Pages 361-378
    3. Edwin H. F. van Asseldonk, Herman van der Kooij
      Pages 379-396
    4. Joseph M. Hidler, David A. Brown
      Pages 397-409
  10. Specific Aspects of Neurorehabilitation Technology: Restoration of Bladder Function After Stroke/Spinal Cord Injury

  11. Specific Aspects of Neurorehabilitation Technology: Assessment and Safety Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 441-441
    2. Olivier Lambercy, Lars Lünenburger, Roger Gassert, Marc Bolliger
      Pages 443-456
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 481-496

About this book


Neurorehabilitation Technology provides an accessible, practical overview of the all the major areas of development and application in the field. The initial chapters provide a clear, concise explanation of the rationale for robot use and the science behind the technology before proceeding to outline a theoretical framework for robotics in neurorehabilitative therapy. Subsequent chapters provide detailed practical information on state-of-the-art clinical applications of robotic devices, including robotics for locomotion; posture and balance and upper extremity recovery in stroke. The text is illustrated throughout with photographs and schematic diagrams which serve to clarify the information for the reader.

This book is a valuable resource for neurologists, biomedical engineers, rehabilitation specialists, physiotherapists and those training in these fields.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Volker Dietz
    • 1
  • Tobias Nef
    • 2
  • William Zev Rymer
    • 3
  1. 1.Uniklinik BalgristZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2., ARTORG Center for Biomedical EngineeringUniversität BernBernSwitzerland
  3. 3.Rehabilitation Institute of ChicagoIllinoisUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2276-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2277-7
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