Robotic Technology and Stroke Rehabilitation: Translating Research Into PracticeBy Fasoli, Susan E., ScD, OTR; Krebs, Hermano I., PhD; Hogan, Neville, PhD; Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 11-19
Publication Date: Fall 2004
Studies conducted to review research on the use of robot-aided neurorehabilitation for the paretic arm following a stroke. Research has shown that rehabilitation robots can provide intensive, safe upper-limb training, which often cannot be delivered using conventional therapy methods. Robotic devices can be utilized in order to evaluate and treat the entire range of motor impairments following a stroke, from mild to severe. The authors contend that even though the effectiveness of this technology has been proven in rehabilitation hospitals, the technology will be used to treat a range of neurological and orthopedic disabilities in hospitals as well as home and outpatient settings.
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National Stroke Association (Web Site: http://www.stroke.org )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J49047