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.
Table of Contents
Fundamentals of Robot Application, Human Robot Interaction, Robotic Systems to Support Manipulation, Robotic Prosthesis, Robotic Systems to Support Mobility, Robots for Rehabilitation Therapy, Exoskeletons, Robotic Systems to Promote Cognitive Development, Social Robotics-Children with ASD, Social Robotics - Elderly, Personal Assistant Robots, Ethical adn Social Implications.
Pedro Encarnacao is an Adjunct Professor at the Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics of the Catholic University of Portugal. He is an active researcher in robotic systems for rehabiliation. Albert Cook is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Alberta and California State University, Sacramento. He is the co-author of "Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practices, 4/e" and "Essentials of Assistive Technologies". He has co-edited three other multi-authored texts with John Webster and written numerous chapters on rehabilitaiton and biomedical engineering in a large number of journals and proceedings. He is the Past-President and fellow of RESNA.