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Human-centered robotics applied to gait training and assessment

Author(s):

R. Riener, L. Lünenburger, G. Colombo
Conference/Journal:

Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 679-694
Abstract:

Robot-assisted gait training can increase the duration and number of training sessions, whilst reducing the number of therapists required per patient. However, current automated gait trainers do not adapt their movement to the muscular efforts and passive musculoskeletal properties of the patient. Furthermore, robotic training without therapists lacks feedback required for patient assessment. In this paper we present results from the literature and our research in order to provide an overview of novel human-centered strategies that enable the robot to behave in a patient-cooperative way and to support assessment of motor functions. The combination of robot-aided training with robot-aided assessment has a high potential to make future gait therapy easier and increase comfort and efficiency. Broad clinical testing is still required to prove this assumption.

Year:

2006
Type of Publication:

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% Autogenerated BibTeX entry
@Article { RieL_n:2006:IFA_2268,
    author={R. Riener and L. L{\"u}nenburger and G. Colombo},
    title={{Human-centered robotics applied to gait training and
	  assessment}},
    journal={Journal of Rehabilitation Research \& Development},
    year={2006},
    volume={43},
    number={5},
    pages={679--694},
    month=aug,
    url={http://control.ee.ethz.ch/index.cgi?page=publications;action=details;id=2268}
}
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