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Trends on robot-assisted therapy

Edited by: Michelle J Johnson

An article collection in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal's standard peer-review process overseen by the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors. The Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors declare no competing interests.

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  1. Research

    Human-robot cooperative movement training: Learning a novel sensory motor transformation during walking with robotic assistance-as-needed

    A prevailing paradigm of physical rehabilitation following neurologic injury is to "assist-as-needed" in completing desired movements. Several research groups are attempting to automate this principle with rob...

    Jeremy L Emken, Raul Benitez and David J Reinkensmeyer

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:8

    Published on: 28 March 2007

  2. Research

    Quantifying kinematics of purposeful movements to real, imagined, or absent functional objects: Implications for modelling trajectories for robot-assisted ADL tasks**

    Robotic therapy is at the forefront of stroke rehabilitation. The Activities of Daily Living Exercise Robot (ADLER) was developed to improve carryover of gains after training by combining the benefits of Activ...

    Kimberly J Wisneski and Michelle J Johnson

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:7

    Published on: 23 March 2007

  3. Research

    Potential of a suite of robot/computer-assisted motivating systems for personalized, home-based, stroke rehabilitation

    There is a need to improve semi-autonomous stroke therapy in home environments often characterized by low supervision of clinical experts and low extrinsic motivation. Our distributed device approach to this p...

    Michelle J Johnson, Xin Feng, Laura M Johnson and Jack M Winters

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:6

    Published on: 1 March 2007

  4. Research

    Socially assistive robotics for post-stroke rehabilitation

    Although there is a great deal of success in rehabilitative robotics applied to patient recovery post stroke, most of the research to date has dealt with providing physical assistance. However, new rehabilitat...

    Maja J Matarić, Jon Eriksson, David J Feil-Seifer and Carolee J Winstein

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:5

    Published on: 19 February 2007

  5. Methodology

    Multivariate analysis of the Fugl-Meyer outcome measures assessing the effectiveness of GENTLE/S robot-mediated stroke therapy

    Robot-mediated therapies offer entirely new approaches to neurorehabilitation. In this paper we present the results obtained from trialling the GENTLE/S neurorehabilitation system assessed using the upper limb...

    Farshid Amirabdollahian, Rui Loureiro, Elizabeth Gradwell, Christine Collin, William Harwin and Garth Johnson

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:4

    Published on: 19 February 2007

  6. Research

    Design strategies to improve patient motivation during robot-aided rehabilitation

    Motivation is an important factor in rehabilitation and frequently used as a determinant of rehabilitation outcome. Several factors can influence patient motivation and so improve exercise adherence. This pape...

    Roberto Colombo, Fabrizio Pisano, Alessandra Mazzone, Carmen Delconte, Silvestro Micera, M Chiara Carrozza, Paolo Dario and Giuseppe Minuco

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:3

    Published on: 19 February 2007

  7. Methodology

    Gait rehabilitation machines based on programmable footplates

    Gait restoration is an integral part of rehabilitation of brain lesioned patients. Modern concepts favour a task-specific repetitive approach, i.e. who wants to regain walking has to walk, while tone-inhibitin...

    Henning Schmidt, Cordula Werner, Rolf Bernhardt, Stefan Hesse and Jörg Krüger

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:2

    Published on: 9 February 2007

  8. Review

    Biofeedback for robotic gait rehabilitation

    Development and increasing acceptance of rehabilitation robots as well as advances in technology allow new forms of therapy for patients with neurological disorders. Robot-assisted gait therapy can increase th...

    Lars Lünenburger, Gery Colombo and Robert Riener

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:1

    Published on: 23 January 2007

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