Robot-aided rehabilitation of neural function in the upper extremities

ArticleinActa neurochirurgica. Supplement 97(Pt 1):465-71 · February 2007with2 Reads
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-211-33079-1-61 · Source: PubMed


    Repetitive movements can improve muscle strength and movement coordination in patients with neurological disorders and impairments. Robot-aided approaches can serve to enhance the rehabilitation process. They can not only improve the therapeutic outcome but also support clinical evaluation and increase the patient motivation. This chapter provides an overview of existing systems that can support the movement therapy of the upper extremities in subjects with neurological pathologies. The devices are compared with respect to technical function, clinical applicability, and clinical outcomes.