About this Research Topic
Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Rehabilitation robots, which can effectively support movement therapy in limbs, have been widely used to aid stroke patients with rehabilitation exercises, which is in the frontiers of rehabilitation research. In order to meet the increasing need for therapy program, telerehabilitation robots were developed to help resolve those problems of traditional rehabilitation exercise methods. Telerehabilitation robots can also help provide more objective evaluation standards for rehabilitation therapists. In view of the great gap between the supply and demand, as well as the commencing stage of the rehabilitation robot research within some countries, this area has very bright prospects for application. Although the existing telerehabilitation systems provide convenient and low cost tools for post-stroke patients at home or in nursing homes, not all problems can be solved by existing telerehabilitation systems. Some new telerehabilitation systems and technologies are urgently needed.
This Research Topic welcomes any papers revealing novel telerehabilitation robotic systems and technologies for functional recovery for patients with motor dysfunction, including new rehabilitation robots, new system structures, rehabilitation robotic control and interaction, assessments and specifications, sensing and measurements of the rehabilitation, etc. Detailed design principles and technological applications are required in submitted manuscripts.
Topics may cover, but are not limited to, the following areas:
1. Mechanical design of rehabilitation robots
2. System construction for telerehabilitation system
3. Control strategy or method for telerehabilitation robotic
4. Human-robot interaction in telerehabilitation system
5. Wearable robot for telerehabilitation system
6. Virtual games for telerehabilitation system
7. Assessments and specifications
8. Sensing and measurements for the telerehabilitation system.
Keywords: Rehabilitation Robots, Human-Robot Interaction, Robot Control, Virtual Game, Wearable Robot
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