Advances in human-friendly robotic technologies for movement assistance/movement restoration for people with disabilities

Stefanov, Dimitar and Bien, Z. Zenn (2004) Advances in human-friendly robotic technologies for movement assistance/movement restoration for people with disabilities. In: Advances in Rehabilitation Robotics: Human-friendly Technologies on Movement Assistance and Restoration for People with Disabilities. Bien, Z. Zenn and Stefanov, Dimitar, eds. Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences (LNCIS), 306 . Springer, Berlin, pp. 3-23. ISBN 9783540219866

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Abstract

Rehabilitation robots (RR) are expected to play an important role toward the independent life of older persons and persons with disabilities. Such intelligent devices, embedded into the home environment, can provide the resident with 24-hour movement assistance. Modern home-installed robots tend to be not only physically versatile in functionality but also emotionally human-friendly, i.e. they may be able to perform their functions without disturbing the user and without causing him/her any pain, inconvenience, or movement restriction, instead possibly providing him/her with comfort and pleasure. This paper analyzes the main categories of RR. The paper will then discuss some important issues of the future development of an intelligent residential space with a human-friendly rehabilitation robots integrated with it.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Online ISBN: 9783540443964
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 18072
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Depositing User: Dimitar Stefanov
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2015 10:30
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:37
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/18072

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