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Advanced Robotics for Medical Rehabilitation

Current State of the Art and Recent Advances


Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 108)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Shane (S.Q.) Xie
    Pages 1-14
  3. Shane (S.Q.) Xie
    Pages 15-44
  4. Shane (S.Q.) Xie
    Pages 45-79
  5. Shane (S.Q.) Xie
    Pages 81-118
  6. Shane (S.Q.) Xie
    Pages 119-150
  7. Shane (S.Q.) Xie
    Pages 185-221
  8. Shane (S.Q.) Xie
    Pages 223-257
  9. Shane (S.Q.) Xie
    Pages 301-322
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 323-343

About this book


Focussing on the key technologies in developing robots for a wide range of medical rehabilitation activities – which will include robotics basics, modelling and control, biomechanics modelling, rehabilitation strategies, robot assistance, clinical setup/implementation as well as neural and muscular interfaces for rehabilitation robot control – this book is split into two parts; a review of the current state of the art, and recent advances in robotics for medical rehabilitation. Both parts will include five sections for the five key areas in rehabilitation robotics: (i) the upper limb; (ii) lower limb for gait rehabilitation (iii) hand, finger and wrist; (iv) ankle for strains and sprains; and (v) the use of EEG and EMG to create interfaces between the neurological and muscular functions of the patients and the rehabilitation robots.

Each chapter provides a description of the design of the device, the control system used, and the implementation and testing to show how it fulfils the needs of that specific area of rehabilitation.  The book will detail new devices, some of which have never been published before in any journal or conference.


Biomechanics Modeling Neural and Muscular Interfaces Neurorehabilitation Rehabilitation Engineering Robot Assistance Robotics in Medical Rehabilitation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advanced Robotics for Medical Rehabilitation
  • Book Subtitle Current State of the Art and Recent Advances
  • Authors Shane (S.Q.) Xie
  • Series Title Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Spr.Tracts in Adv.Robotics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-19895-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-34419-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-19896-5
  • Series ISSN 1610-7438
  • Series E-ISSN 1610-742X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 343
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering
    Robotics and Automation
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“The intended audience includes engineers, researchers, or students at the graduate level who are entering the field of rehabilitation robotics or are interested in a general overview of control systems that are appropriate for use in the design of human-robot interactive systems. … Overall, it is well written and well referenced, and it is a worthwhile book to use as a starting point for exploring the existing literature.” (Samuel T. Clanton, Doody's Book Reviews, July, 2016)