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Stroke Rehabilitation: Therapy Robots and Assistive Devices

  • Verena Klamroth-Marganska
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1065)

Abstract

Motor impairments after stroke are often persistent and disabling, and women are less likely to recover and show poorer functional outcomes. To regain motor function after stroke, rehabilitation robots are increasingly integrated into clinics. The devices fall into two main classes: robots developed to train lost motor function after stroke (therapy devices) and robots designed to compensate for lost skills (i.e., assistive devices). The article provides an overview of therapeutic options with robots for motor rehabilitation after stroke.

Keywords

Rehabilitation robots Brain injury Sex differences Motor function Neurorehabilitation Therapy device Telerehabilitation Locomotor training Multiplayer strategy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST), Sensory-Motor Systems (SMS) LabInstitute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS), ETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Medical Faculty, Reharobotics Group, Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, University of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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