This book presents experts' insights into the emerging technologies and developments that are being or will be utilized in the medical profession to meet a variety of clinical challenges. It demonstrates the application of biomechatronics to provide better care and service. It also incorporates new and exciting multidisciplinary areas of research across the medical and engineering fields, such as robotic therapeutic training system for stroke rehabilitation, exoskeletons for daily activities on persons with disability, functional electrical stimulation, and wireless active capsule endoscopy. Each chapter provides substantial background material relevant to the particular subject.
"This book introduces the biomechatronics in rehabilitation engineering. It covers from the basic principles to various applications which is very helpful for students and people working in this area."
-Prof. Shangkai Guo, Tsinghua University
Preface Contents An Introduction to Biomechatronics What is Biomechatronics? Why Study Biomechatronics? Conclusions A Wearable Exoskeletal Rehabilitation Robot for Interactive Therapy Introduction What is Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation? Review of Rehabilitation Robots for the Upper-Extremity Robotic Upper-extremity Repetitive Trainer-RUPERT Robot Controller and Therapy Modes A Virtual Reality-Based Biofeedback Interface Clinical Study Conclusion Development of Gait-Assisted Robot WPAL (Wearable Power-Assist Locomotor) for Paraplegia Introduction Overview of Gait Reconstruction of Sci With Orthoses Introduction of Walking Ability and Prediction of Walking Ability of Primewalk Limitation of Orthosis and Future of Robotics Advantages to Introduce Robotics to Sci Gait Reconstruction Conclusion Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation of Hand Function After Stroke with the HapticKnob and the Hand CARE Introduction Hand function after stroke Robot-assisted Rehabilitation of Hand Function Promises of robot-assisted therapy of hand function Conclusions A Novel Continuous Intention-Driven Rehabilitation Robot and Its Training Effectiveness Introduction Rehabilitation Robotic System with Continuous Intention Driven Control Evaluation on Training Effectiveness Conclusions Future Studies Acknowledgement Hand Rehabilitation Robot using Electromyography Introduction to Rehabilitation Robots Design of the Hand Rehabilitation Robot Experiment Procedure Pilot Clinical Evaluation of Hand Functions of ELDERLY and Stroke Subjects Conclusion Acknowledgement Functional Electrical Stimulation Leg Exercise: From Technology to Therapy Introduction Exercise for People with Neurological Disabilities Electrical Stimulation of Muscles Fes-Evoked Exercise Technical Development of Fes Exercise Machines Conclusions Combined Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and Robotic System Driven by User Intention for Post-Stroke Wrist Rehabilitation Introduction The Combined Fes-Robot System System Performance Evaluation Fes-Robot Assisted Wrist Training Conclusions Acknowledgement Development of Robots for Active Rehabilitation of the upper Limbs on the Transverse Plan for Stroke Patients Introduction Our Planar Rehab Robot for Upper Limbs Evaluation of Benefits for Rehabilitation with Robots Future Development Conclusions Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Systems and Augmented Feedback Introduction Stroke Rehabilitation Therapy Robotic Devices Augmented Feedback Conclusions Isokinetic Exercise Machine Using High Performance MR Fluid Brake and Iso-Contraction Exercise Introduction Conventional Isokinetic Exercise & Proposed Iso-contraction Exercise Experimenta lSetup Isokinetic Exercise Iso-Contraction Exercise Conclusions Robotic-Assisted Technology for Medical Training Purposes Motor Control and Learning Recent Advances in Medical Training Assessment of Clinical Competence as an Approach to Provide Quantitative Information Reproduction of Task Conditions as an Approach to Provide Multimodal Feedback Conclusions Wireless Active Capsule Endoscope: State-of-the-Art and Challenges Introduction Major Working Wireless Capsule Endoscope Wireless Active Capsule Endoscope Conclusion and Future Prospect Color Inserts Index
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 15th August 2011
Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing Pte Ltd
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1