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A thought-controlled robotic exoskeleton for the hand | KurzweilAI

A thought-controlled robotic exoskeleton for the hand | KurzweilAI

Scientists at ETH Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory in Switzerland have invented a robotic system that they say could fundamentally change the daily lives of stroke patients.

According to the ETH scientists, one in six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime; two thirds of those affected suffer from paralysis of the arm. Intensive clinical training, including robot-assisted therapy, can help patients regain a degree of limited control over their arms and hands.

But now Roger Gassert, Professor of Rehabilitation Engineering at ETH Zurich, has a better idea. “My vision is that instead of performing exercises in an abstract situation at the clinic…

Source: A thought-controlled robotic exoskeleton for the hand | KurzweilAI