On the use of divergent force fields in robot-mediated neurorehabilitation

B. Cesqui, S. Aliboni, S. Mazzoleni, M. C. Carrozza, F. Posteraro, S. Micera

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Abstract

The present study is aimed at developing new rehabilitation protocols to be used in post-stroke robotic-aided therapy. In the recent past, it has been suggested that the use of robotic training forces that enhance error instead of reducing it, could stimulate new learning and feedback strategies at the base of an effective motor recovery. Starting from these findings, in this work two different robotic-aided therapies were compared: the first was based on the constraint induced movement therapy, the second employed an unstable training force field increasing path errors performed by the subjects. The results shows that the use of the unstable divergent force field can increase the recovery, especially in people with mild level of impairment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008
Pages854-861
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008 - Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2008Oct 22 2008

Other

Other2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008
CountryUnited States
CityScottsdale, AZ
Period10/19/0810/22/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Cesqui, B., Aliboni, S., Mazzoleni, S., Carrozza, M. C., Posteraro, F., & Micera, S. (2008). On the use of divergent force fields in robot-mediated neurorehabilitation. In Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008 (pp. 854-861). [4762927] https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2008.4762927