Robotic Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice

Pedro Encarnação, Albert Cook

January 31, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 382 Pages - 34 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498745727 - CAT# K26957
Series: Rehabilitation Science in Practice Series

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Features

  • Provides an evidence-based approach to the use of robots in rehabilitation settings
  • Presents a comprehensive view of rehabilitation robotics
  • Reviews current protocols of utilization and expected outcomes
  • Written by leading experts in each application of robotics in rehabilitation
  • Study questions and case studies are incorporated throughout the book

Summary

This book contains a comprehensive overview of all current uses of robots in rehabilitation. The underlying principles in each application are provided. This is followed by a critical review of the technology available, of the utilization protocols, and of user studies, outcomes, and clinical evidence, if existing. Ethical and social implications of robot use are also discussed. The reader will have an in depth view of rehabilitation robots, from principles to practice.