Soft Robotics in Rehabilitation

Soft Robotics in Rehabilitation
Author: Amir Jafari,Nafiseh Ebrahimi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-02-20
ISBN: 0128185392
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soft Robotics in Rehabilitation Book Excerpt:

Soft Robotics in Rehabilitation explores the specific branch of robotics dealing with developing robots from compliant and flexible materials. Unlike robots built from rigid materials, soft robots behave the way in which living organs move and adapt to their surroundings and allow for increased flexibility and adaptability for the user. This book is a comprehensive reference discussing the application of soft robotics for rehabilitation of upper and lower extremities separated by various limbs. The book examines various techniques applied in soft robotics, including the development of soft actuators, rigid actuators with soft behavior, intrinsically soft actuators, and soft sensors. This book is perfect for graduate students, researchers, and professional engineers in robotics, control, mechanical, and electrical engineering who are interested in soft robotics, artificial intelligence, rehabilitation therapy, and medical and rehabilitation device design and manufacturing. Outlines the application of soft robotic techniques to design platforms that provide rehabilitation therapy for disabled persons to help improve their motor functions Discusses the application of soft robotics for rehabilitation of upper and lower extremities separated by various limbs Offers readers the ability to find soft robotics devices, methods, and results for any limb, and then compare the results with other options provided in the book

Exoskeleton Robots for Rehabilitation and Healthcare Devices

Exoskeleton Robots for Rehabilitation and Healthcare Devices
Author: Manuel Cardona,Vijender Kumar Solanki,Cecilia E. García Cena
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN: 9811547327
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exoskeleton Robots for Rehabilitation and Healthcare Devices Book Excerpt:

This book addresses cutting-edge topics in robotics and related technologies for rehabilitation, covering basic concepts and providing the reader with the information they need to solve various practical problems. Intended as a reference guide to the application of robotics in rehabilitation, it covers e.g. musculoskeletal modelling, gait analysis, biomechanics, robotics modelling and simulation, sensors, wearable devices, and the Internet of Medical Things.

Soft Robots for Healthcare Applications

Soft Robots for Healthcare Applications
Author: Shane Xie,M Zhang,Wei Meng
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9781523112272
Category: HEALTH & FITNESS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soft Robots for Healthcare Applications Book Excerpt:

This book presents novel applications of mechatronics to provide better clinical rehabilitation services and new insights into emerging technologies utilized in soft robots for healthcare, and is essential reading for researchers and students working in these and related fields.

Intelligent Robotics and Applications

Intelligent Robotics and Applications
Author: Haibin Yu,Jinguo Liu,Lianqing Liu,Zhaojie Ju,Yuwang Liu,Dalin Zhou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 743
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN: 3030275353
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Robotics and Applications Book Excerpt:

The volume set LNAI 11740 until LNAI 11745 constitutes the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, ICIRA 2019, held in Shenyang, China, in August 2019. The total of 378 full and 25 short papers presented in these proceedings was carefully reviewed and selected from 522 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: collective and social robots; human biomechanics and human-centered robotics; robotics for cell manipulation and characterization; field robots; compliant mechanisms; robotic grasping and manipulation with incomplete information and strong disturbance; human-centered robotics; development of high-performance joint drive for robots; modular robots and other mechatronic systems; compliant manipulation learning and control for lightweight robot. Part II: power-assisted system and control; bio-inspired wall climbing robot; underwater acoustic and optical signal processing for environmental cognition; piezoelectric actuators and micro-nano manipulations; robot vision and scene understanding; visual and motional learning in robotics; signal processing and underwater bionic robots; soft locomotion robot; teleoperation robot; autonomous control of unmanned aircraft systems. Part III: marine bio-inspired robotics and soft robotics: materials, mechanisms, modelling, and control; robot intelligence technologies and system integration; continuum mechanisms and robots; unmanned underwater vehicles; intelligent robots for environment detection or fine manipulation; parallel robotics; human-robot collaboration; swarm intelligence and multi-robot cooperation; adaptive and learning control system; wearable and assistive devices and robots for healthcare; nonlinear systems and control. Part IV: swarm intelligence unmanned system; computational intelligence inspired robot navigation and SLAM; fuzzy modelling for automation, control, and robotics; development of ultra-thin-film, flexible sensors, and tactile sensation; robotic technology for deep space exploration; wearable sensing based limb motor function rehabilitation; pattern recognition and machine learning; navigation/localization. Part V: robot legged locomotion; advanced measurement and machine vision system; man-machine interactions; fault detection, testing and diagnosis; estimation and identification; mobile robots and intelligent autonomous systems; robotic vision, recognition and reconstruction; robot mechanism and design. Part VI: robot motion analysis and planning; robot design, development and control; medical robot; robot intelligence, learning and linguistics; motion control; computer integrated manufacturing; robot cooperation; virtual and augmented reality; education in mechatronics engineering; robotic drilling and sampling technology; automotive systems; mechatronics in energy systems; human-robot interaction.

Optical Fiber Sensors for the Next Generation of Rehabilitation Robotics

Optical Fiber Sensors for the Next Generation of Rehabilitation Robotics
Author: Arnaldo Leal-Junior,Anselmo Frizera-Neto
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN: 0323903495
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optical Fiber Sensors for the Next Generation of Rehabilitation Robotics Book Excerpt:

Optical Fiber Sensors for the Next Generation of Rehabilitation Robotics presents development concepts and applications of optical fiber sensors made of compliant materials in rehabilitation robotics. The book provides methods for the instrumentation of novel compliant devices. It presents the development, characterization and application of optical fiber sensors in robotics, ranging from conventional robots with rigid structures to novel wearable systems with soft structures, including smart textiles and intelligent structures for healthcare. Readers can look to this book for help in designing robotic structures for different applications, including problem-solving tactics in soft robotics. This book will be a great resource for mechanical, electrical and electronics engineers and photonics and optical sensing engineers. Addresses optical fiber sensing solutions in wearable systems and soft robotics Presents developments—from foundational, to novel and future applications—of optical fiber sensors in the next generation of robotic devices Provides methods for the instrumentation of novel compliant devices

Intelligent Biomechatronics in Neurorehabilitation

Intelligent Biomechatronics in Neurorehabilitation
Author: Xiaoling Hu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2019-10-19
ISBN: 0128149434
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Biomechatronics in Neurorehabilitation Book Excerpt:

Intelligent Biomechatronics in Neurorehabilitation presents global research and advancements in intelligent biomechatronics and its applications in neurorehabilitation. The book covers our current understanding of coding mechanisms in the nervous system, from the cellular level, to the system level in the design of biological and robotic interfaces. Developed biomechatronic systems are introduced as successful examples to illustrate the fundamental engineering principles in the design. The third part of the book covers the clinical performance of biomechatronic systems in trial studies. Finally, the book introduces achievements in the field and discusses commercialization and clinical challenges. As the aging population continues to grow, healthcare providers are faced with the challenge of developing long-term rehabilitation for neurological disorders, such as stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Intelligent biomechatronics provide a seamless interface and real-time interactions with a biological system and the external environment, making them key to automation services. Written by international experts in the rehabilitation and bioinstrumentation industries Covers the current understanding of nervous system coding mechanisms, which are the basis for biological and robotic interfaces Demonstrates and discusses robotic rehabilitation effectiveness and automatic evaluation

Biomechatronics Harmonizing Mechatronic Systems with Human Beings

Biomechatronics  Harmonizing Mechatronic Systems with Human Beings
Author: Dingguo Zhang,Venketesh Dubey,Wenwei Yu,Kin Huat Low
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN: 2889457370
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomechatronics Harmonizing Mechatronic Systems with Human Beings Book Excerpt:

This eBook provides a comprehensive treatise on modern biomechatronic systems centred around human applications. A particular emphsis is given to exoskeleton designs for assistance and training with advanced interfaces in human-machine interaction. Some of these designs are validated with experimental results which the reader will find very informative as building-blocks for designing such systems. This eBook will be ideally suited to those researching in biomechatronic area with bio-feedback applications or those who are involved in high-end research on man-machine interfaces. This may also serve as a textbook for biomechatronic design at post-graduate level.

Emerging Therapies in Neurorehabilitation

Emerging Therapies in Neurorehabilitation
Author: José L Pons,Diego Torricelli
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2013-08-13
ISBN: 3642385567
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Therapies in Neurorehabilitation Book Excerpt:

This book reports on the latest technological and clinical advances in the field of neurorehabilitation. It is, however, much more than a conventional survey of the state-of-the-art in neurorehabilitation technologies and therapies. It was formed on the basis of a week of lively discussions between curious PhD students and leading research experts during the summer school on neurorehabilitation (SSNR2012), September 16-21 in Nuévalos, Zaragoza (Spain). Its unconventional format makes it a perfect guide for all PhD students, researchers and professionals interested in gaining a multidisciplinary perspective on current and future neurorehabilitation scenarios. The book covers various aspects of neurorehabilitation research and practice, organized into different parts. The first part discusses a selection of common impairments affecting brain function, such as stroke, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s disease; the second deals with both spinal cord and brain plasticity. The third part covers the most recent rehabilitation and diagnostics technologies, including robotics, neuroprostheses, brain-machine interfaces and electromyography systems. Practical examples and case studies related to the application of some of the latest techniques in realistic clinical scenarios are covered in the fourth part.

Soft Robotics

Soft Robotics
Author: Alexander Verl,Alin Albu-Schäffer,Oliver Brock,Annika Raatz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2015-03-13
ISBN: 3662445069
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soft Robotics Book Excerpt:

The research areas as well as the knowledge gained for the practical use of robots are growing and expanding beyond manufacturing and industrial automation, making inroads in sectors such as health care and terrain sensing, as well as general assistive systems working in close interaction with humans. In a situation like this, it is necessary for future robot systems to become less stiff and more specialized by taking inspiration from the mechanical compliance and versatility found in natural materials and organisms. At present, a new discipline is emerging in this area, called »Soft Robotics«. It particularly challenges the traditional thinking of engineers, as the confluence of technologies, ranging from new materials, sensors, actuators and production techniques to new design tools, will make it possible to create new systems whose structures are almost completely made of soft materials, which bring about entirely new functions and behaviors, similar in many ways to natural systems. These Proceedings focus on four main topics: • Soft Actuators and Control • Soft Interactions • Soft Robot Assistants: Potential and Challenges • Human-centered »Soft Robotics«.

Interfacing Humans and Machines for Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices

Interfacing Humans and Machines for Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices
Author: Carlos A. Cifuentes,Jan Veneman,Eduardo Rocon,Carlos Rodriguez-Guerrero
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-01-24
ISBN: 2889718433
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interfacing Humans and Machines for Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices Book Excerpt:

Dr Jan Veneman is employed by Hocoma AG. All other Topic Editors declare no competing interests with regards to the Research Topic subject.

Interfacing Humans and Robots for Gait Assistance and Rehabilitation

Interfacing Humans and Robots for Gait Assistance and Rehabilitation
Author: Carlos A. Cifuentes,Marcela Múnera
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-09-16
ISBN: 3030796302
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interfacing Humans and Robots for Gait Assistance and Rehabilitation Book Excerpt:

The concepts represented in this textbook are explored for the first time in assistive and rehabilitation robotics, which is the combination of physical, cognitive, and social human-robot interaction to empower gait rehabilitation and assist human mobility. The aim is to consolidate the methodologies, modules, and technologies implemented in lower-limb exoskeletons, smart walkers, and social robots when human gait assistance and rehabilitation are the primary targets. This book presents the combination of emergent technologies in healthcare applications and robotics science, such as soft robotics, force control, novel sensing methods, brain-computer interfaces, serious games, automatic learning, and motion planning. From the clinical perspective, case studies are presented for testing and evaluating how those robots interact with humans, analyzing acceptance, perception, biomechanics factors, and physiological mechanisms of recovery during the robotic assistance or therapy. Interfacing Humans and Robots for Gait Assistance and Rehabilitation will enable undergraduate and graduate students of biomedical engineering, rehabilitation engineering, robotics, and health sciences to understand the clinical needs, technology, and science of human-robot interaction behind robotic devices for rehabilitation, and the evidence and implications related to the implementation of those devices in actual therapy and daily life applications.

Robotic Systems and Autonomous Platforms

Robotic Systems and Autonomous Platforms
Author: Shawn M. Walsh,Michael S. Strano
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 603
Release: 2018-10-11
ISBN: 0081020481
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotic Systems and Autonomous Platforms Book Excerpt:

Robotic Systems and Autonomous Platforms: Advances in Materials and Manufacturing showcases new materials and manufacturing methodologies for the enhancement of robotic and autonomous systems. Initial chapters explore how autonomous systems can enable new uses for materials, including innovations on different length scales, from nano, to macro and large systems. The means by which autonomous systems can enable new uses for manufacturing are also addressed, highlighting innovations in 3D additive manufacturing, printing of materials, novel synthesis of multifunctional materials, and robotic cooperation. Concluding themes deliver highly novel applications from the international academic, industrial and government sectors. This book will provide readers with a complete review of the cutting-edge advances in materials and manufacturing methodologies that could enhance the capabilities of robotic and autonomous systems. Presents comprehensive coverage of materials and manufacturing technologies, as well as sections on related technology, such as sensing, communications, autonomy/control and actuation Explores potential applications demonstrated by a selection of case-studies Contains contributions from leading experts in the field

Rehabilitation Robotics

Rehabilitation Robotics
Author: Roberto Colombo,Vittorio Sanguineti
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN: 0128119969
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rehabilitation Robotics Book Excerpt:

Rehabilitation Robotics gives an introduction and overview of all areas of rehabilitation robotics, perfect for anyone new to the field. It also summarizes available robot technologies and their application to different pathologies for skilled researchers and clinicians. The editors have been involved in the development and application of robotic devices for neurorehabilitation for more than 15 years. This experience using several commercial devices for robotic rehabilitation has enabled them to develop the know-how and expertise necessary to guide those seeking comprehensive understanding of this topic. Each chapter is written by an expert in the respective field, pulling in perspectives from both engineers and clinicians to present a multi-disciplinary view. The book targets the implementation of efficient robot strategies to facilitate the re-acquisition of motor skills. This technology incorporates the outcomes of behavioral studies on motor learning and its neural correlates into the design, implementation and validation of robot agents that behave as ‘optimal’ trainers, efficiently exploiting the structure and plasticity of the human sensorimotor systems. In this context, human-robot interaction plays a paramount role, at both the physical and cognitive level, toward achieving a symbiotic interaction where the human body and the robot can benefit from each other’s dynamics. Provides a comprehensive review of recent developments in the area of rehabilitation robotics Includes information on both therapeutic and assistive robots Focuses on the state-of-the-art and representative advancements in the design, control, analysis, implementation and validation of rehabilitation robotic systems

Soft Robotics based on Electroactive Polymers

Soft Robotics based on Electroactive Polymers
Author: Guoying Gu,Herbert Shea,Stefan Seelecke,Gursel Alici,Gianluca Rizzello
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-06-17
ISBN: 2889669351
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soft Robotics based on Electroactive Polymers Book Excerpt:

Intelligent Systems for Rehabilitation Engineering

Intelligent Systems for Rehabilitation Engineering
Author: Roshani Raut,Pranav Pathak,Sandeep Kautish,Pradeep N.
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-01-05
ISBN: 1119785634
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Systems for Rehabilitation Engineering Book Excerpt:

INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS FOR REHABILITATION ENGINEERING Encapsulates different case studies where technology can be used as assistive technology for the physically challenged, visually and hearing impaired. Rehabilitation engineering includes the development of technological solutions and devices to assist individuals with disabilities, while also supporting the recovery of the disabled who have lost their physical and cognitive functions. These systems can be designed and built to meet a wide range of needs that can help individuals with mobility, communication, vision, hearing, and cognition. The growing technological developments in machine learning, deep learning, robotics, virtual intelligence, etc., play an important role in rehabilitation engineering. Intelligent Systems for Rehabilitation Engineering focuses on trending research of intelligent systems in rehabilitation engineering which involves the design and development of innovative technologies and techniques including rehabilitation robotics, visual rehabilitation, physical prosthetics, brain computer interfaces, sensory rehabilitation, motion rehabilitation, etc. This groundbreaking book Provides a comprehensive reference covering different computer assistive techniques for the physically disabled, visually and hearing impaired. Focuses on trending research of intelligent systems in rehabilitation engineering which involves the design and development of innovative technologies and techniques. Provides insights into the role of intelligent systems in rehabilitation engineering. Audience Engineers and device manufacturers working in rehabilitation engineering as well as researchers in computer science, artificial intelligence, electronic engineering, who are working on intelligent systems.

Wearable Robotics Challenges and Trends

Wearable Robotics  Challenges and Trends
Author: José González-Vargas,Jaime Ibáñez,Jose L. Contreras-Vidal,Herman van der Kooij,José Luis Pons
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 3319465325
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wearable Robotics Challenges and Trends Book Excerpt:

The book reports on advanced topics in the areas of wearable robotics research and practice. It focuses on new technologies, including neural interfaces, soft wearable robots, sensors and actuators technologies, and discusses important regulatory challenges, as well as clinical and ethical issues. Based on the 2nd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2016, held October 18-21, 2016, in Segovia, Spain, the book addresses a large audience of academics and professionals working in government, industry, and medical centers, and end-users alike. It provides them with specialized information and with a source of inspiration for new ideas and collaborations. It discusses exemplary case studies highlighting practical challenges related to the implementation of wearable robots in a number of fields. One of the focus is on clinical applications, which was encouraged by the colocation of WeRob2016 with the International Conference on Neurorehabilitation, INCR2016. Additional topics include space applications and assistive technologies in the industry. The book merges together the engineering, medical, ethical and political perspectives, thus offering a multidisciplinary, timely snapshot of the field of wearable technologies.

Elderly Health Services and Remote Health Monitoring

Elderly Health Services and Remote Health Monitoring
Author: Lumin Chen,Yihao Li,Lina Han,Liang Yuan,Yuxiang Sun,Xiaolu Tang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 81
Release: 2020
ISBN: 9811571546
Category: Algorithms
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elderly Health Services and Remote Health Monitoring Book Excerpt:

"This book focuses on typical health services and remote monitoring methods, such as visual recognition and deep learning. Chiefly addressing the design and simulation of rehabilitation devices, and the evaluation of their effects on various diseases, it offers a valuable resource for professional researchers and graduate students in the fields of elderly medicine, signal processing, and rehabilitation." -- prové de l'editor.

Intelligent Robotics and Applications

Intelligent Robotics and Applications
Author: YongAn Huang,Hao Wu,Honghai Liu,Zhouping Yin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 887
Release: 2017-08-04
ISBN: 3319652893
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Robotics and Applications Book Excerpt:

The three volume set LNAI 10462, LNAI 10463, and LNAI 10464 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, ICIRA 2017, held in Wuhan, China, in August 2017. The 235 papers presented in the three volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 310 submissions. The papers in this first volume of the set are organized in topical sections on soft, micro-nano, bio-inspired robotics; human-machine interaction; swarm robotics; underwater robotics.

Industry 4 0 Vision for the Supply of Energy and Materials

Industry 4 0 Vision for the Supply of Energy and Materials
Author: Mahdi Sharifzadeh
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-05-11
ISBN: 1119695953
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industry 4 0 Vision for the Supply of Energy and Materials Book Excerpt:

Industry 4.0 Vision for the Supply of Energy and Materials Explore the impact of Industry 4.0 technologies on the supply chain with this authoritative text written by a leader in his field In Industry 4.0 Vision for the Supply of Energy and Materials, distinguished researcher and editor, Dr. Mahdi Sharifzadeh, delivers thematic, analytic, and applied discussions of the Industry 4.0 vision for supply chain design and operation. The book compiles all current aspects and emerging notions of Industry 4.0 into clusters of “enablers” and “analytics” of Supply Chain 4.0. Their multifaceted and highly interconnected nature is discussed at length, as are their diverse range of applications. You will discover uses of these new technologies ranging from the supply of conventional energy networks to renewables, pharmaceuticals, and additive manufacturing. You will also learn about their implications for economic prosperity and environmental sustainability. For each sector, this book scrutinizes current industrial practice and discusses developing concepts. Finally, the book concludes with potential future research directions of interest to industry practitioners and academics alike. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to connectivity through wireless communications and remote sensors An exploration of blockchains and smart contracts, as well as robotics and automation and cloud computing Practical discussions of supply chain analytics, including big data, machine-learning, and artificial intelligence, as well as supply chain modeling, optimization, and control A concise treatment of Industry 4.0 applications in supply chain design and operation, including the circular economy and the power industry An analysis of the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and additive manufacturing Perfect for PhD-level and Postdoctoral researchers and industrial researchers, Industry 4.0 Vision for the Supply of Energy and Materials will also earn a place in the libraries of working professionals with an interest in the quantitative analysis of Supply Chain 4.0 concepts and techniques.

Advances in Modelling and Control of Soft Robots

Advances in Modelling and Control of Soft Robots
Author: Concepción A. Monje,Cecilia Laschi
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-07-14
ISBN: 2889710475
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Modelling and Control of Soft Robots Book Excerpt: