Disturbances of Higher Level Neural Control-Robotic Applications in Stroke
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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We review results of initial clinical trials with 76 stroke patients at the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. They provide evidence that robot-aided training enhances recovery. We also discuss technology under development, including algorithms for evaluating patients performance. To conclude, we summarize different modalities of robot-aided therapy. In our initial clinical trials we used a single modality of robot therapy, but since each lesion is unique there is no reason to believe that a one-size-fits-all optimal treatment exists. We argue that therapy should be tailored to each patients needs.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems