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Technology-Assisted Neurorehabilitation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128198773

Technology-Assisted Neurorehabilitation

1st Edition

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Author: Natalia Lopez
Paperback ISBN: 9780128198773
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st December 2020
Page Count: 300
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Technology-Assisted Neurorehabilitation introduces biomedical engineers, health professionals and researchers to the study and integration of neurorehabilitation advances, specifically focusing on applied technologies and mathematical methods. Coverage includes neuroanatomy and neuromodulation, robotic rehabilitation devices, signal processing, human-machine interfaces, software development, serious games and virtual reality. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, including real world applications and new trends. Both medical and technological fields are represented, with a focus on neurological disease. With the computerization of today's therapeutic technology, this book is a valuable asset to any student in the bioengineering or healthcare fields.

Key Features

  • Offers comprehensive coverage of the basics in neurorehabilitation technologies
  • Provides reviews of research on each individual topic within the context of their clinical applications
  • Presents an anatomical/medical overview of normal human physiology and pathology
  • Applies technology, engineering and computing to a rehabilitative top-down approach


Neurorehabilitation/Biomedical Engineering Students and Researchers (Biological and mathematical) can learn to apply knowledge gained through this book in real life experiments. Neurorehabilitation Practitioners (Medical and Rehabilitation) can learn about the usage of technology and tele-rehabilitation for their patients. Rehabilitation Technology Manufacturers can use knowledge for improving their products related to physical, sensorial and cognitive impairments. Rehabilitation Centers and Laboratories can use the knowledge and perform case studies with their patients

Table of Contents

  1. Technology assisted neurorehabilitation as part of an integral and multidisciplinary perspective
    2. Functional Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology
    3. Quantitative assessment of functional recovery and evolution
    4. Functional magnetic resonance imaging: a multimodal promising tool in neurorehabilitation
    5. Neural planning and motor control analyzed through surface electromyographic signals
    6. Biometric measures: vision and inertial systems for neurorehabilitation
    7. Robotics for upper limb assistance and rehabilitation
    8. Robot-mediated therapy to retrain ankle foot movements
    9. Multimodal Interaction Strategies for Walker-Assisted Gait Rehabilitation in Post-Stroke Patients
    10. The role of neurorehabilitation in the suppression of tremor
    11. Immersive and non-immersive serious games design concepts for neurorehabilitation
    12. Functional electrical stimulation for motor neurorehabilitation
    13. Brain-Computer Interfaces to promote upper limb functional motor recovery after stroke
    14. Brain computer interfaces for communication, mobility and motor recovery
    15. Neuromodulation as a novel tool for neurorehabilitation


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About the Author

Natalia Lopez

NATALIA M. LOPEZ received Biomedical Engineering., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Control Engineering from Universidad Nacional de San Juan (UNSJ) in 2001, 2007 and 2010, respectively. In 2003 she joined the Medical Technology Department UNSJ, where she is currently a Professor and Researcher from the CONICET (National Council of Scientific Technical Research) . Much of her work is focused on biomedical signal processing, especially electromyographic signals, assistive devices, and the application of robotics in stroke and upper limb rehabilitation. Professor Lopez is the author of over 80 refereed publications, between journals

Affiliations and Expertise

National University of San Juan, National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (Conicet), Argentina

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