Advanced Technologies for the Rehabilitation of Gait and Balance Disorders

  • Giorgio Sandrini
  • Volker Homberg
  • Leopold Saltuari
  • Nicola Smania
  • Alessandra Pedrocchi

Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Assessment of Gait and Balance Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antonio Nardone, Anna Maria Turcato
      Pages 3-28
    3. Simona Ferrante, Marta Gandolla, Elisabetta Peri, Emilia Ambrosini, Alessandra Pedrocchi
      Pages 29-45
    4. Marialuisa Gandolfi, Christian Geroin, Alessandro Picelli, Nicola Smania, Michelangelo Bartolo
      Pages 47-67
    5. Christian Geroin, Cristina Zanga, Marialuisa Gandolfi, Nicola Smania, Caterina Pistarini
      Pages 69-82
    6. Maurizio Versino, Roberto De Icco, Silvia Colnaghi
      Pages 83-94
    7. Isabella Springhetti, Chiara Villani
      Pages 95-120
    8. Valentina Varalta, Cristina Fonte, Daniele Munari
      Pages 121-134
    9. Alessio Baricich, Marco Invernizzi, Carlo Cisari
      Pages 135-148
    10. Giovanni Morone, Alessia Federici, Marco Tramontano, Roberta Annicchiarico, Antonino Salvia
      Pages 149-158
  3. Integrated Approach to Gait and Balance Rehabilitation in Neurological Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Giovanni Abbruzzese, Elisa Pelosin
      Pages 161-170
    3. Micol Avenali, Roberto De Icco, Cristina Tassorelli
      Pages 171-185
    4. Giovanni Morone, Marco Iosa, Stefano Paolucci
      Pages 187-194
    5. Mariano Serrao
      Pages 195-200
    6. Philippe Thoumie, Maeva Ferrari, Samy Bendaya, Michèle Mane, Besma Missaoui
      Pages 213-222
    7. Federica Tamburella, Marcella Masciullo, Marco Molinari, Giorgio Scivoletto
      Pages 223-231
  4. New Technologies for the Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Gait and Balance Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Manuela Galli, Mariano Serrao
      Pages 235-251
    3. Marco Molinari, Marcella Masciullo, Federica Tamburella, Nevio Luigi Tagliamonte, Iolanda Pisotta, José L. Pons
      Pages 253-265
    4. Nicola Smania, Christian Geroin, Nicola Valè, Marialuisa Gandolfi
      Pages 267-283
    5. Giuseppe Frazzitta, Ilaria Zivi, Roberto Valsecchi, Leopold Saltuari
      Pages 285-292
    6. Elisabetta Peri, Eleonora Guanziroli, Simona Ferrante, Alessandra Pedrocchi, Franco Molteni
      Pages 293-306
    7. Thomas Schauer, Thomas Seel
      Pages 307-323
    8. Marco Pirini, Maria Cristina Bisi, Andrea Turolla, Michela Agostini, Denis Vidale, Alessio Fiorentin et al.
      Pages 335-355
    9. Giorgio Sandrini, Cristina Tassorelli, Eliana Berra, Roberto De Icco
      Pages 357-366
    10. Giuseppe Cosentino, Filippo Brighina, Enrico Alfonsi, Giorgio Sandrini
      Pages 367-397
    11. Kiriakos Daniilidis, Eike Jakubowitz, Daiwei Yao
      Pages 399-414
    12. Michaela M. Pinter, Frank Berenpas, Alexander C. Geurts
      Pages 415-425
    13. Josefina Gutiérrez-Martínez
      Pages 427-446
  5. Spasticity and Gait Rehabilitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 447-447
    2. L. Jorge Jacinto, Miguel Reis Silva
      Pages 471-487
    3. Alessandro Picelli, Elena Chemello, Nicola Smania
      Pages 489-500
    4. Ursula S. Hofstoetter, Brigitta Freundl, Heinrich Binder, Karen Minassian
      Pages 501-521
    5. Paolo Zerbinati, Erika Giannotti, Maria Longhi, Davide Mazzoli
      Pages 523-536

About this book


The book provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the field of gait and balance rehabilitation. It describes technologies and devices together with the requirements and factors to be considered during their application in clinical settings. The book covers physiological and pathophysiological basis of locomotion and posture control, describes integrated approaches for the treatment of neurological diseases and spinal cord injury, as well as important principles for designing appropriate clinical studies. It presents computer and robotic technologies currently used in rehabilitation, such as exoskeleton devices, functional electrical stimulation, virtual reality and many more, highlighting the main advantages and challenges both from the clinical and engineering perspective. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the book is intended for people with different background and expertise, including medical and engineering students, clinicians and physiotherapists, as well as technical developers of rehabilitation systems and their corresponding human-compute interfaces. It aims at fostering an increased awareness of available technologies for balance and gait rehabilitation, as well as a better communication and collaboration between their users and developers.


FES Cycle Postural Rehabilitation Postural Balance Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Systems Wearable Robots Gait Training Exoskeleton Gait-adaptability Training Gait Analysis Locomotion Control Cognitive Factors in Rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • Giorgio Sandrini
    • 1
  • Volker Homberg
    • 2
  • Leopold Saltuari
    • 3
  • Nicola Smania
    • 4
  • Alessandra Pedrocchi
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Brain and Behavioural Sciences, University of PaviaC. Mondino National Neurological InstitutePaviaItaly
  2. 2.SRH Gesundheitszentrum Bad Wimpfen Bad WimpfenGermany
  3. 3.Department of NeurologyHospital HochzirlZirlAustria
  4. 4.Department of Neurological, Biomedical and Movement SciencesVerona UniversityVeronaItaly
  5. 5.Department of Electronics, Information and BioengineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72735-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72736-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3562
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-3570
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