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State of the art

State of the art

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A comprehensive literature review on rehabilitation robots and soft healthcare robots is carried out to identify the key issues. It begins with a survey of existing robotassisted rehabilitation techniques proposed for human assistance and treatment. Three typical types of rehabilitation devices are upper-limb rehabilitation robots, gait rehabilitation exoskeletons and ankle rehabilitation robots. Following it, a variety of existing soft robots are presented, especially for healthcare applications.

Chapter Contents:

  • 2.1 Rehabilitation robots for healthcare
  • 2.1.1 Upper-limb rehabilitation exoskeletons
  • 2.1.2 Gait rehabilitation exoskeletons
  • 2.1.3 Ankle rehabilitation robots
  • 2.2 Soft robots for healthcare
  • 2.2.1 Soft robots for various applications
  • 2.2.1.1 Locomotion
  • 2.2.1.2 Manipulation
  • 2.2.2 Soft robots for healthcare
  • 2.3 Summary
  • References

Inspec keywords: health care; gait analysis; patient rehabilitation; medical robotics

Other keywords: soft healthcare robots; ankle rehabilitation robots; soft robots; human treatment; robot-assisted rehabilitation; upper-limb rehabilitation robots; healthcare applications; gait rehabilitation exoskeletons; human assistance

Subjects: Patient care and treatment; Robotics; Patient care and treatment; Physics of body movements; Biological and medical control systems

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