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Neurorehabilitation Technology

  • Volker Dietz
  • Tobias Nef
  • William Zev Rymer
  • Draws together international expertise in technology and clinical application in the field

  • Consolidates the significant advances in this field over the last ten years and the implications for clinical practice in neurorehabilitation

  • Reflects the increasing utilization of such technologies in the rehabilitation of neurologic patients following stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and disorders such as multiple sclerosis, generating considerable interest in this new and exciting area of medicine


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

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.


Locomotion Neurorehabilitation Posture Robotics Spinal Cord

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

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