The robotic systems in neurorehabilitation

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Among the newest technologies in rehabilitation of post-stroke patients a special place belongs to the robot-therapy, which, compared with other technologies, to a greater degree embodies main principles of the modern theory of motor learning. In the review, the up-to-date condition of research on application of the robot-therapy in rehabilitation of post-stroke patients is analyzed. Discussed are advantages of the use of this new technology related to wide opportunities of modeling of training parameters, continuous computer analysis and control of patient’s voluntary participation, as well as to opportunity of carrying out long trainings with high repeatability of movements close to a physiological pattern. The prospects of development of the robotic systems in neurorehabilitation are considered.


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L. A. Chernikova

Research Center of Neurology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow

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Russian Federation


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