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Soft Robotics in Rehabilitation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128185384

Soft Robotics in Rehabilitation

1st Edition

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Editors: Amir Jafari Nafiseh Ebrahimi
Paperback ISBN: 9780128185384
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st March 2021
Page Count: 520
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Description

Soft Robotics in Rehabilitation explores the specific branch of robotics dealing with developing robots from compliant and flexible materials. Unlike robots built from rigid materials, soft robots behave the way in which living organs move and adapt to their surroundings and allow for increased flexibility and adaptability for the user. This book is a comprehensive reference discussing the application of soft robotics for rehabilitation of upper and lower extremities separated by various limbs. The book examines various techniques applied in soft robotics, including the development of soft actuators, rigid actuators with soft behavior, intrinsically soft actuators, and soft sensors.

This book is perfect for graduate students, researchers, and professional engineers in robotics, control, mechanical, and electrical engineering who are interested in soft robotics, artificial intelligence, rehabilitation therapy, and medical and rehabilitation device design and manufacturing. 

Key Features

  • Outlines the application of soft robotic techniques to design platforms that provide rehabilitation therapy for disabled persons to help improve their motor functions
  • Discusses the application of soft robotics for rehabilitation of upper and lower extremities separated by various limbs
  • Offers readers the ability to find soft robotics devices, methods, and results for any limb, and then compare the results with other options provided in the book

Readership

Graduate students, researchers, and professional engineers in control engineering, robotics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics, and industrial engineering interested in soft robotics, artificial intelligence, rehabilitation therapy, medical and rehabilitation device development/manufacturing. Researchers and clinicians working with rehabilitation therapy or medical and rehabilitation device development, including neurosurgeons, physiotherapists, psychologists, orthopedic surgeons, linguistic specialists, and specialists in rehabilitation medicine

Table of Contents

1. Elements of soft robotics
2. Soft actuators
3. Rigid actuators with soft behavior: Compliant/ variable compliance actuators
4. Intrinsically soft actuators
5. Pneumatic soft actuators
6. Thermo-active soft actuators
7. Photo-active soft actuators
8. Piezoelectric soft actuators
9. Electromagnetic soft actuators
10. Dielectric soft actuators
11. Soft sensors
12. Soft strain gauges
13. Soft temperature sensors
14. Soft pressure sensors
15. Optic fibers as shape sensors
16. Requirements for rehabilitation robotics
17. Soft robotics in lower extremity rehabilitation
18. Exoskeletons
19. Ankle Rehabilitation
20. Knee Rehabilitation
21. Soft Robotics in upper extremity rehabilitation
22. Finger Rehabilitation
23. Hand Rehabilitation
24. Arm Rehabilitation
25. Soft Robotics in upper extremity
26. Ankle Rehabilitation
27. Knee Rehabilitation
28. Locomotion with soft robotics
29. Human-centered applications
30. Flexible grounds
31. Optimization of walking performance with soft actuators

Details

No. of pages:
520
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2021
Published:
1st March 2021
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128185384

About the Editors

Amir Jafari

Amir Jafari is the Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics at The University of Texas, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics, The University of Texas, USA

Nafiseh Ebrahimi

Nafiseh Ebrahimi is a Graduate Research Assistant and PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics at The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics, The University of Texas, San Antonio, USA

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