exoskeletons

Exoskeletons are (robotic) structures that are attached to the joints in order to substitute muscle power. We report on how exoskeletons are used in the rehabilitation of stroke patients, injury prevention and individuals with spinal cord injury or lower-limb paralysis.

Robot-assisted therapy can help treat stroke survivors

Robot-assisted therapy can help treat stroke survivors

Exoskeleton-assisted rehabilitation can be beneficial in treating stroke survivors.

Controlling prosthetic limbs with the help of magnets

Controlling prosthetic limbs with the help of magnets

Researchers have inserted small magnetic beads into muscle tissue within an amputated residuum for more precise control of prosthetic limbs.

A chain mail fabric stiffens on demand

A chain mail fabric stiffens on demand

Scientists have developed a 3D printed type of ‘chain mail’ fabric that is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.

Gait training with exoskeleton may improve function after stroke

Gait training with exoskeleton may improve function after stroke

Preliminary findings by Kessler researchers show that the use of a robotic exoskeleton during inpatient rehabilitation for acute stroke may improve function.

Exoskeletons can strain the brain

Exoskeletons can strain the brain

Exoskeletons designed to reduce lower back pain may compete with mental resources at work, canceling out the benefits of wearing them.

Multiple sclerosis: Exoskeleton therapy improves mobility

Multiple sclerosis: Exoskeleton therapy improves mobility

Experts at Kessler Foundation led the first pilot randomized controlled trial of robotic-exoskeleton assisted exercise rehabilitation effects on mobility, cognition, and brain connectivity in people with substantial MS-related disability.

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