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TEXTBOOK : Rehabilitation Robotics

Rehabilitation Robotics

Edited by Sashi S Kommu .

648 pages .
open Access .

The coupling of several areas of the medical field with recent advances in robotic systems has seen a paradigm shift in our approach to selected sectors of medical care, especially over the last decade. Rehabilitation medicine is one such area. The development of advanced robotic systems has ushered with it an exponential number of trials and experiments aimed at optimising restoration of quality of life to those who are physically debilitated. Despite these developments, there remains a paucity in the presentation of these advances in the form of a comprehensive tool. This book was written to present the most recent advances in rehabilitation robotics known to date from the perspective of some of the leading experts in the field and presents an interesting array of developments put into 33 comprehensive chapters. The chapters are presented in a way that the reader will get a seamless impression of the current concepts of optimal modes of both experimental and applicable roles of robotic devices.
Robotic instrument designs are combined with the results of experiments and trials in an applicable and practical way. The ethos of the book is unique in that there is a considerable emphasis on practical applicability in making real time changes to patient care. The book begins by exploring the inherent and unique challenges of paediatric rehabilitation and presents the robotic platforms upon which promising preliminary results were noted. It then explores the key elements of robotic safety critical systems and risk management issues, an area of great concern in the medical field at present. There is also an in depth look at the role of robotics from a mechanotronics and virtual reality standpoint. The concept of high safety rehabilitation systems using functional fluid is explored and the platform for further studies is introduced. The concept of powered wearable assistance and the role of exoskeleton devices pave the brink of an exciting era in rehabilitation robotics.
Additional concepts explored involve the interaction-control between robot, patient and therapist. ‘Rehabilitation Robotics’ promises to be a valuable supplementary tool to all those involved in rehabilitation from the standpoint of the patient and affected families, the therapist and the robot. It also acts as a platform upon which researchers can gain a solid and evidence based approach towards the initiation of future projects.

Sashi S Kommu
The Derriford Hospital and The Bristol Urological Institute
Devon, United Kingdom


1. Robotic Solutions in Pediatric Rehabilitation 001 Michael Bailey-Van Kuren

2. Biomechanical Constraints in the Design of Robotic Systems for Tremor 
Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois, Álvaro Page, José-María Baydal-Bertomeu, 
Rakel Poveda and Ricard Barberà

3. Robotics and Virtual Reality Applications in Mobility Rehabilitation 027 
Rares F. Boian, Grigore C. Burdea and Judith E. Deutsch

4. Designing Safety-Critical Rehabilitation Robots 043 
Stephen Roderick and Craig Carignan

5. Work Assistive Mobile Robot for the Disabled in a Real Work Environment 
Hyun Seok Hong, Jung Won Kang and Myung Jin Chung

6. The Evolution and Ergonomics of Robotic-Assisted Surgical Systems 081 
Oussama Elhage, Ben Challacombe, Declan Murphy, 
Mohammed S Khan and Prokar Dasgupta

7. Design and Implementation of a Control Architecture for Rehabilitation 
Robotic Systems 
Duygun Erol and Nilanjan Sarkar

8. A 3-D Rehabilitation System for Upper Limbs “EMUL”, and a 6-DOF 
Rehabilitation System “Robotherapist”, and Other Rehabilitation System 
with High Safety 
Junji Furusho and Takehito Kikuchi

9. The Rehabilitation Robots FRIEND-I & II: Daily Life Independency through 
Semi-Autonomous Task-Execution 
Christian Martens, Oliver Prenzel and Axel Gräser

10. Functional Rehabilitation: Coordination of Artificial and 
Natural Controllers 
Rodolphe Héliot, Christine Azevedo and Bernard Espiau

11. Passive-type Intelligent Walker Controlled Based on 
Caster-like Dynamics 
Yasuhisa Hirata, Asami Muraki and Kazuhiro Kosuge

12. Powered Human Gait Assistance 203 
Kevin W. Hollander and Thomas G. Sugar

13. Task-oriented and Purposeful Robot-Assisted Therapy 221 
Michelle J Johnson, Kimberly J Wisneski, John Anderson, Dominic Nathan, 
Elaine Strachota, Judith Kosasih, Jayne Johnston and Roger O. Smith

14. Applications of Robotics to Assessment and Physical Therapy of 
Upper Limbs of Stroke Patients 
M.-S. Ju , C.-C. K. Lin , S.-M. Chen, I.-S. Hwang , P.-C. Kung and Z.-W. Wu

15. Applications of a Fluidic Artificial Hand in the Field of Rehabilitation 261 
Artem Kargov, Oleg Ivlev, Christian Pylatiuk, Tamim Asfour, 
Stefan Schulz, Axel Gräser, Rüdiger Dillmann and Georg Bretthauer

16. Upper-Limb Exoskeletons for Physically Weak Persons 287 
Kazuo Kiguchi and Toshio Fukuda

17. Cyberthosis: Rehabilitation Robotics With Controlled Electrical 
Muscle Stimulation 
Patrick Métrailler, Roland Brodard, Yves Stauffer, 
Reymond Clavel and Rolf Frischknecht

18. Haptic Device System For Upper Limb Motor Impairment Patients: 
Developing And Handling In Healthy Subjects 
Tasuku Miyoshi, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Hokyoo Lee, Takafumi Terada, 
Yuko Ito, Kaoru Inoue and Takashi Komeda

19. Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed Lower Limbs Using Functional 
Electrical Stimulation: Robust Closed Loop Control 
Samer Mohammed, Philippe Poignet, Philippe Fraisse and David Guiraud

20. Risk Evaluation of Human-Care Robots 359 
Makoto Nokata

21. Robotic Exoskeletons for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation 371 
Abhishek Gupta and Marcia K. O’Malley

22. Upper Limb Rehabilitation System for Self-Supervised Therapy: 
Computer-Aided Daily Performance Evaluation for the Trauma and 
Disorder in the Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves 
Kengo Ohnishi, Keiji Imado, Yukio Saito and Hiroomi Miyagawa

23. PLEIA: A Reconfigurable Platform for Evaluation of HCI acting 413 
Peralta H., Monacelli E., Riman C., Baklouti M., Ben Ouezdou F., 
Mougharbel I., Laffont I. and Bouteille J

24. Facial Automaton for Conveying Emotions as a Social Rehabilitation 
Tool for People with Autism 
Giovanni Pioggia, Maria Luisa Sica, Marcello Ferro, Silvia Casalini, 
Roberta Igliozzi, Filippo Muratori, Arti Ahluwalia and Danilo De Rossi

25. Upper-Limb Robotic Rehabilitation Exoskeleton: Tremor Suppression 453 
J.L. Pons, E. Rocon, A.F. Ruiz and J.C. Moreno

26. Lower-Limb Wearable Exoskeleton 471 
J.L. Pons, J.C. Moreno, F.J. Brunetti and E. Rocon

27. Exoskeleton-Based Exercisers for the Disabilities of the 
Upper Arm and Hand 
Ioannis Sarakoglou and Sophia Kousidou

28. Stair Gait Classification from Kinematic Sensors 523 
Wolfgang Svensson and Ulf Holmberg

29. The ALLADIN Diagnostic Device: An Innovative Platform for Assessing 
Post-Stroke Functional Recovery 
Stefano Mazzoleni, Jo Van Vaerenbergh, Andras Toth, Marko Munih, 
Eugenio Guglielmelli and Paolo Dario

30. Synthesis of Prosthesis Architectures and Design of 
Prosthetic Devices for Upper Limb Amputees 
Marco Troncossi and Vincenzo Parenti-Castelli

31. An Embedded Control Platform of a Continuous Passive Motion 
Machine for Injured Fingers 
Zhang Fuxiang

32. A Portable Robot for Tele-rehabilitation: Remote Therapy and 
Outcome Evaluation 
Park, Hyung-Soon and Zhang, Li-Qun

33. Bio-inspired Interaction Control of Robotic Machines for Motor Therapy 619 
Loredana Zollo, Domenico Formica and Eugenio Guglielmelli .

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