Neurorehabilitation Technology provides an accessible, practical overview of the all the major areas of development and application in the field. The initial chapters provide a clear, concise explanation of the rationale for robot use and the science behind the technology before proceeding to outline a theoretical framework for robotics in neurorehabilitative therapy. Subsequent chapters provide detailed practical information on state-of-the-art clinical applications of robotic devices, including robotics for locomotion; posture and balance and upper extremity recovery in stroke and spinal cord injury. Schematic diagrams, photographs and tables will be included to clarify the information for the reader. The book also discusses standard and safety issues and future perspectives.
; January 2012
492 pages; ISBN 9781447122777Read online
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Title: Neurorehabilitation Technology
Author: Volker Dietz; Tobias Nef; William Zev Rymer
Contents.- Foreword.- Preface.- Introduction.- Part 1 Basic Framework.- 1 Multi-System Neurorehabilitation in Rodents with Spinal Cord Injury.- 2 Application Issues for Robotics.- 3 The Human in the Loop.- 4 Learning in the Damaged Brain/Spinal Cord: Neuroplasticity.- Part 2 How Do We Apply Technology (Robots) for Treatment Challenges and Limitations: A Theoretical Framework.- 5 Error Augmentation and the Role of Sensory Feedback.- 6 Applying Principles of Motor Control to Rehabilitation Technologies.- 7 Functional Electrical Stimulation Therapy: Recovery of Function Following Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.- Part 3 Robots for Upper Extremity Recovery in Stroke/Spinal Cord Injury.- Section 1: Technological Aspects.- 8 Forging Mens et Manus: The MIT Experience in Upper Extremity Robotic Therapy.- 9 Three-Dimensional Multi-Degree of Freedom Arm Therapy Robot ARMin.- 10 Passive Devices for Upper Limb Training.- Section 2: Clinical Applications.- 11 Restoration of Hand Function in Stroke/Spinal Cord Injury.- 12 The Advanced Appreciation of Upper Limb Rehabilitation in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury.- Part 4 Robotics for Lower Extremity (Locomotion).- Section 1: Technological Aspects.- 13 Technology of the Robotic Gait Orthosis Lokomat.- 14 Beyond Human or Robot Administered Treadmill Training.- Section 2: Clinical Aspects.- 15 Robotics for Stroke Recovery.- 16 Clinical Aspects for the Application of Robotics in Neurorehabilitation.- 17 Transfer of Technology into Clinical Application.- Part 5 Specific Aspects of Neurorehabilitation Technology.- Section 1: Robots vs. Passive Systems.- 18 Functional Assisted Gaming for Upper-Extremity Therapy after Stroke: Background, Evaluation, and Future Directions of the Spring Orthosis Approach.- 19 Implementation of Impairment-Based Neurorehabilitation Devices and Technologies Following Brain Injury.- Section 2: Lower Extremity Robots.- 20 Lower Extremity Flexible Assist Devices for Locomotion.- 21 Robot Aided Gait Training with LOPES.- 22 Robotic Devices for Overground Gait and Balance Training.- Section 3: Restoration of Bladder Function After Stroke/Spinal Cord Injury.- 23 Technologies for the Rehabilitation of Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction.- Section 4: Assessment and Safety Issues.- 24 Robots for Measurement/Clinical Assessment.- 25 Standards and Safety Aspects for Medical Electrical Devices in the Field of Neurorehabilitation.- Epilogue What Lies Ahead?