|S. Masiero, P. Poli, G. Rosati, D. Zanotto, M. Iosa, S. Paolucci, and G. Morone|
|The value of robotic systems in stroke rehabilitation|
|Expert Review of Medical Devices, 11(2):187-198, 2014|
Abstract: In this paper, we discuss robot-mediated neurorehabilitation as a significant emerging field in
clinical medicine. Stroke rehabilitation is advancing toward more integrated processes, using
robotics to facilitate this integration. Rehabilitation approaches have tremendous value in
reducing long-term impairments in stroke patients during hospitalization and after discharge,
of which robotic systems are a new modality that can provide more effective rehabilitation.
The function of robotics in rehabilitative interventions has been examined extensively,
generating positive yet not completely satisfactory clinical results. This article presents state-of-the-art robotic systems and their prospective function in poststroke rehabilitation of the
upper and lower limbs.