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Virtual Reality Enhanced Robotic Systems for Disability Rehabilitation (Hardcover)

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This volume brings together 15 articles on the use of virtual reality-based robotic rehabilitation methods for disabled patients. An international group of researchers describes the rehabilitation requirements and legislation for disabled patients in the US, along with different rehabilitation methods; systems that integrate virtual reality and robots, such as a system with haptics and virtual reality and a system with virtual reality and mobile robots for the treatment of children with intellectual disability; those focusing on virtual reality, namely video games for the assessment of executive functions and unilateral spatial neglect, virtual-reality based rehabilitation for patients with acquired brain injury, and the use of augmented reality for upper limb rehabilitation; those focusing on robots, including a lower extremity rehabilitation robot, a hand training robot, and a wearable power-assisted robot with artificial muscles; those focusing on sensors, such as a Kinect-only biomechanical assessment of neurological patients' motor performance for domestic rehabilitation and a multi-sensor fusion architecture to monitor motor deficiency; and activities and evaluations for technology-based upper extremity rehabilitation. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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