ICRA'09 Paper Abstract


Paper FrA2.3

Dovat, Ludovic (National University of Singapore), Lambercy, Olivier (National University of Singapore), Gassert, Roger (ETH Zurich), Milner, Theodore Edgar (McGill University), Teo, Chee Leong (National University of Singapore), burdet, etienne (imperial college london)

A System for Robot-Assisted Neuro-Rehabilitation of Hand Function

Scheduled for presentation during the Video Sessions "Video Session" (FrA2), Friday, May 15, 2009, 08:42−08:48, Room: ICR

2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 12 - 17, 2009, Kobe, Japan

This information is tentative and subject to change. Compiled on January 21, 2022

Keywords Rehabilitation Robotics, Virtual Reality and Interfaces, Medical Robots and Systems


Stroke is one of the leading causes of adult disability, affecting more than 14 million people every year worldwide. After a stroke, patients train movements with a physiotherapist at the hospital. To limit the costs, patients are frequently sent home as soon as they are able to walk, even if they cannot use the hand well.

We believe that traditional therapy with physiotherapists can be complemented by using robotic devices, which can automate repetitive tasks and produce haptic feedback adapted to each subject and the degree of recovery.

After analyzing the hand functions stroke patients desire to recover most, we have developed three robotic devices to help them recover some of these functions. Exercises with the three robots have been implemented to train manipulation skills, handwriting and typing.

The video presents these devices and shows how chronic stroke patients can use them.



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