Designing rehabilitation robots for the brain injured

Paul Gnanayutham, J. George

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Although rehabilitation robotics have been used for helping disabled persons in various areas of disability, especially in the area of after stroke rehabilitation, very little research has been done with the brain injured persons and robotics. This paper discusses the implementation of a simple model, which consists of brain body interface, a computer, an interface program and an electronic circuit to interface the computer to a robotic arm. This was an exploratory research that was carried out that allowed a brain-injured person to do simple tasks using robotic arms. This paper also looks rehabilitation robotics past and present. The paper goes on to explore the new avenues available to enhance this exploratory research that. In this paper, we take the brain body interface communications a step further where the brain injured persons will not only communicate but will also be able to do simple tasks such as lifting a small item, opening a door, pushing a button etc.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStrategic advantage of computing information systems in enterprise management
EditorsM. Sarrafzadeh, P. Petratos
Place of PublicationAthens
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789606672934
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010


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