Upper-Limb Robotic Exoskeletons for Neurorehabilitation: A Review on Control Strategies.
Tommaso Proietti, Vincent Crocher, Agnes Roby-Brami, Nathanael Jarrasse
IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering | Published : 2016
Since the late 1990s, there has been a burst of research on robotic devices for poststroke rehabilitation. Robot-mediated therapy produced improvements on recovery of motor capacity; however, so far, the use of robots has not shown qualitative benefit over classical therapist-led training sessions, performed on the same quantity of movements. Multidegree-of-freedom robots, like the modern upper-limb exoskeletons, enable a distributed interaction on the whole assisted limb and can exploit a large amount of sensory feedback data, potentially providing new capabilities within standard rehabilitation sessions. Surprisingly, most publications in the field of exoskeletons focused only on mechatron..View full abstract