The Future of Robotic in Stroke Rehabilitation
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What shall we do when the physical therapist is being outnumbered by the stroke patients population? Not surprising that in some cases, the family will by default be the patient’s own therapist. Wouldn’t it be easier if we can produce more therapists to cater all the demands? As we live in today’s world with infinite technology advancement, how about the idea of robotic in stroke rehabilitation?
First, this what the scientists think are not really good.
“If you need two or three people to hold the patient up, it becomes very laborious to even take a step forward,” said Raghavan, who was not involved in the study.
Then, this is why they think the robotic harness is better.
The scientists came up with an algorithm that helps a robotic harness to facilitate the movements of the patients, thus enabling them to move naturally.
Or at least, how the scientist think, it shall work more efficiently and effectively than human.
So, the researchers said, that backward force needs to be balanced with a precisely calculated forward force. They developed an algorithm that can do that for each patient.
Last but not least, this is how the robotic harness is working.
This mobile harness, which is attached to the ceiling, enables patients to walk. This video shows how it works:
With all the algorithms and researches, will the future of robotic in stroke rehabilitation finally be realizes?