English team develops robot for stroke rehabilitation

Researchers at England's University of Hertfordshire have designed a robotic glove to help victims of stroke rehabilitate. "This project focused on therapies for stroke patients at home," said Dr Farshid Amirabdollahian, an expert in rehabilitation robotics at the university, in a release. "Our goal was to make motivating therapies available to people to practice at home using this system, hoping that they have a vested interest to practice and will do so. We tried this system with 30 patients and found that patients indeed practiced at home, on average around 100 minutes each week, and some showed clinical improvements in their hand and arm function." Release

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