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Pilot clinical trial of a robot-aided neuro-rehabilitation workstation with stroke patients
Author(s): Hermano Igo Krebs; Neville Hogan; Mindy L. Aisen; Bruce T. Volpe
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Paper Abstract

This paper summarizes our efforts to apply robotics and automation technology to assist, enhance, quantify, and document neuro-rehabilitation. It reviews a pilot clinical trial involving twenty stroke patients with a prototype robot-aided rehabilitation facility developed at MIT and tested at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. In particular, we present a few results: (a) on the patient's tolerance of the procedure, (b) whether peripheral manipulation of the impaired limb influences brain recovery, (c) on the development of a robot-aided assessment procedure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2901, Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies III, (17 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.263009
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Hermano Igo Krebs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Neville Hogan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Mindy L. Aisen, Cornell Univ. Medical College (United States)
Bruce T. Volpe, Cornell Univ. Medical College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2901:
Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies III
Matthew R. Stein, Editor(s)

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