The value of robotic systems in stroke rehabilitation

Stefano Masiero, Patrizia Poli, Giulio Rosati, Damiano Zanotto, Marco Iosa, Sefano Paolucci, Giovanni Morone

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-198
Number of pages12
JournalExpert Review of Medical Devices
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014


  • Activities of daily living
  • Motor learning
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Plasticity
  • Robot-assisted training
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Biomedical Engineering


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