Researchers at the University of Stuttgart have built an exoskeleton with which the gripping ability of a paralyzed hand can be restored.
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.
The new version of the TWIICE walking-assistance system is not only lighter, more comfortable and more powerful, but patients can also put it on and use it themselves.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) recently developed a robotic arm to facilitate self-help and upper-limb mobile rehabilitation for stroke patients.
Scientists have developed an ultra-light glove that enables users to feel and manipulate virtual objects. Their system provides extremely realistic haptic feedback and could run on a battery, allowing for unparalleled freedom of movement.
Researchers have developed a worldwide pioneering robotic exoskeleton which, attached to a robotic wheelchair, helps people with varying degrees of disability carry out daily activities on their own.
Patients undergoing physical rehabilitation at Rush for paralyzing injuries are being aided by a robotic suit designed to help raise people to full height and walk.
RoSE is first device to measure 3D stiffness of human torso, could lead to new treatments for children with spine deformities such as idiopathic scoliosis and kyphosis.