Accession Number:

ADA411543

Title:

Disturbances of Higher Level Neural Control-Robotic Applications in Stroke

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2001-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE