This book contains a comprehensive overview of all current uses of robots in rehabilitation. The underlying principles in each application are provided. This is followed by a critical review of the technology available, of the utilization protocols, and of user studies, outcomes, and clinical evidence, if existing. Ethical and social implications of robot use are also discussed. The reader will have an in depth view of rehabilitation robots, from principles to practice.

chapter 1|24 pages

Fundamentals of Robotic Assistive Technologies

ByPedro Encarnação

chapter 2|46 pages

Human–Robot Interaction for Rehabilitation Robots

ByWing-Yue Geoffrey Louie, Sharaf Mohamed, Goldie Nejat

chapter 3|28 pages

Assistive Robotic Manipulators

ByArthur Blom, Harry Stuyt

chapter 4|46 pages

Upper and Lower Limb Robotic Prostheses

ByPatrick M. Pilarski, Jacqueline S. Hebert

chapter 5|34 pages

Smart Wheelchairs for Assessment and Mobility

ByPooja Viswanathan, Richard C. Simpson, Geneviève Foley, Andrew Sutcliffe, Julianne Bell

chapter 6|40 pages

Exoskeletons as an Assistive Technology for Mobility and Manipulation

ByJaimie Borisoff, Mahsa Khalili, W. Ben Mortenson, H. F. Machiel Van der Loos

chapter 7|43 pages

Robotic Systems for Augmentative Manipulation to Promote Cognitive Development, Play, and Education

ByKim Adams, Liliana Alvarez, Adriana Rios

chapter 8|48 pages

Social Assistive Robots for Children with Complex Disabilities

ByCathy Bodine, Levin Sliker, Michael Marquez, Cecilia Clark, Brian Burne, Jim Sandstrum

chapter 9|24 pages

Robots Supporting Care for Elderly People

BySandra Bedaf, Claire Huijnen, Renée van den Heuvel, Luc de Witte

chapter 10|26 pages

Ethical and Social Implications of the Use of Robots in Rehabilitation Practice

ByLiliana Alvarez, Albert M. Cook