Robots: Stroke Rehabilitation

Posted 6 Nov 2009 at 09:16 UTC by mwaibel Share This

The latest episode of the Robots podcast looks at using robots to help stroke victims. Unlike other stroke rehabilitation projects like the MIT robotic brace which focus on arm motion, Ludovic Dovat is concerned with the considerably more difficult task of providing rehabilitation for the hand. Working as part of a multi-national team at the National University of Singapore, Dovat reports on three systems that allowed stroke victims to re-learn complex tasks such as handwriting, manipulation and coordination of their fingers. In a second interview physiotherapist David Brown describes how his Chicago-based company Kinea Design tries to aid stroke victims recover their walking skills. Read on and tune in!

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