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Estimating the patient’s contribution during robot-assisted therapy

Marco Guidali, PhD, et al.

Robots have been introduced that assist patients with neurological problems during therapy. Active participation of the patient is one of the keys to successful rehabilitation. Since the assistance is often automatically adjusted by the robot, it is difficult for the patient and therapist to judge to what extent the patient contributes to the execution of a movement. Therefore, methods to quantify patient contribution comprehensively are of key importance. We developed and evaluated a metric to quantify the patient’s contribution during therapy. This metric can provide valuable feedback for the patient and the therapist over the course of therapy.

Volume 50 Number 3, 2013
   Pages 379 — 394

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Guidali M, Keller U, Klamroth-Marganska V, Nef T, Riener R. Estimating the patient’s contribution during robot-assisted therapy. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(3):379–94.

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