By Z. Zenn Bien, Dimitar Stefanov
One of the main program objectives of carrier robots is to exploit them as assistive units for rehabilitation. This publication introduces a few most recent achievements within the box of rehabilitation robotics and assistive expertise for individuals with disabilities and elderly humans. The booklet comprises effects from either theoretical and experimental works and reports on a few new complex rehabilitation units which has been lately transferred to the undefined. major elements of the ebook are dedicated to the overview of latest rehabilitation applied sciences, the review of prototype units with end-users, the protection of rehabilitation robots, and robot-assisted neuro-rehabilitation. The ebook is a consultant collection of the most recent tendencies in rehabilitation robotics andВ can be used as a reference for educating on mechatronic units for rehabilitation.
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ICAN is a collaborative project supported by the Telematics Applications Programme of the European Commission . 6 Commercialization of RR Commercialization of the rehabilitation robots is often impeded by several factors, such as high cost, low efficiency, and existing welfare regulation. Despite of these problems, some rehabilitation robots, such as Manus (Netherlands) [68, 69], Handy1 (UK) [20, 21], Raptor (USA) , and My Spoon (Japan) [22, 23] have already become commercially available products that can be used daily by an increasing number of end-users, offering them enhanced movement assistance and comfort in operation.
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This device was, for a while, made commercially available. 2 Rehabilitation Robotics from Past to Present – A Historical Perspective 31 Fig. 4. Handy 1 In terms of numbers sold, probably the most successful rehabilitation robot is the Handy 1 (Fig. 4) , sold by Rehab Robotics (UK). The project originated from the Masters Degree project of Mike Topping at the University of Keele (UK). Topping had a neighbour, a young boy named Peter, who had severe problems eating. He used a cheap educational robot to produce a device that allowed Peter to eat independently, at the speed he chose, for the first time.