Monday, November 10, 2008

Revolution in Rehabilitation

We are just finessing the details of our presence at MEDICA 2008 - one of the biggest medical tradeshows and I just realized we never posted anything about the Rehabilitation Robot on the blog.

The Rehabilitation Robot combines Quanser's robotic and haptic technologies with an intelligent graphical computer interface to treat post-stroke patient in need of limb rehabilitation. The robot replicates traditional rehabilitation exercises through customized, interactive games. As the patient's mobility improves, the device detects the progress and adjusts the level of resistance.
Compared to a traditional rehabilitation, where a therapist works one-on-one with the patient, the Rehabilitation Robot allows the therapist to oversee up to five patients. Patients can even exercise in the comfort of their own home. The treatment can be therefore delivered more quickly and with less costs.
The Rehabilitation Robot is currently undergoing clinical trials at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

- Zuzana-

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