Advances in human-friendly robotic technologies for movement assistance/movement restoration for people with disabilities

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Stefanov, D. and Bien, Z. 2004. Advances in human-friendly robotic technologies for movement assistance/movement restoration for people with disabilities. in: Bien, Z. and Stefanov, D. (ed.) Advances in Rehabilitation Robotics: Human-friendly Technologies on Movement Assistance and Restoration for People with Disabilities Berlin Springer.
Chapter titleAdvances in human-friendly robotic technologies for movement assistance/movement restoration for people with disabilities
AuthorsStefanov, D. and Bien, Z.
Abstract

Rehabilitation robots (RR) are expected to play an important role toward the independent life of older persons and persons with disabilities. Such intelligent devices, embedded into the home environment, can provide the resident with 24-hour movement assistance. Modern home-installed robots tend to be not only physically versatile in functionality but also emotionally human-friendly, i.e. they may be able to perform their functions without disturbing the user and without causing him/her any pain, inconvenience, or movement restriction, instead possibly providing him/her with comfort and pleasure. This paper analyzes the main categories of RR. The paper will then discuss some important issues of the future development of an intelligent residential space with a human-friendly rehabilitation robots integrated with it.

LanguageEnglish
Book titleAdvances in Rehabilitation Robotics: Human-friendly Technologies on Movement Assistance and Restoration for People with Disabilities
EditorsBien, Z. and Stefanov, D.
PublisherSpringer
Place of publicationBerlin
SeriesLecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences (LNCIS)
ISBN
Hardcover9783540219866
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Print2004
Publication process dates
Deposited09 Oct 2015
Output statusPublished
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Online ISBN: 9783540443964

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/10946978_1
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