Robot-supported Treatments in Stroke Rehabilitation

Document Type : Primary Research paper


Institute of Engineering and Technology, Thu Dau Mot University, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam


Robotic rehabilitation treatment is advantageous for individuals with motor problems caused by stroke or spinal cord illness because it can offer high-dose and high-intensity training. Robotic devices used in motor rehabilitation are classified as end-effector and exoskeleton; this article discusses the therapeutic applications of both types. Neurologic rehabilitation attempts to alleviate impairments and limitations so that individuals who have had a severe stroke may resume regular self-care and everyday activities as independently as possible. New strategies for improving recovery are being developed in response to a growing understanding of how various types of training, the progressive task-related practice of skills, strength and fitness exercise, neurostimulation, and drug and biological manipulations can induce adaptations at multiple levels of the nervous system. Recent clinical trials have established the efficacy of various novel treatments for the management of walking, reach and grip, aphasia, visual field loss, and hemi-inattention.