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Goals of the REHAROB project

  • REHAROB will integrate existing commercial equipment (industrial robot(s), F/T sensors, motion analyser, and EMG device) for the replacement of human physiotherapists and efficiently assist the injured requiring early motion therapy with complex and coordinated 3D movement of the upper limb.

  • REHAROB will provide an automatic and on-line physiotherapy monitoring and documentation system with 3D motion therapy measuring, visualising and logging

  • REHAROB will develop the biomechanical basis of the selected impairment indicators and will implement algorithms for its calculation in the Physiotherapy Monitoring and Documentation system.

  • REHAROB will develop a knowledge-based (KB) tool for the intelligent determination of personalised motion therapy program of the injured with neuro-motor impairments. It will utilise the knowledge and physical skill of the physiotherapist as well as the patientís individual motion data. The tool will derive the required motion trajectories and give it as input data to the controller of the REHAROB station. REHAROB can also be taught in by the physiotherapist by directly moving itsí end-effector.

  • REHAROB project will endeavour to create the legal basis to use industrial robots in medical application by taking part in the work of the relevant ISO Working Groups.

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Innovation Potential

  • The project concentrates on the 69% of disabled, whose impairments can be partly (half) or totally (another half) recovered.

  • A Physiotherapy Monitoring and Documentation System (PMDS) will be developed for automatic and on-line 3D motion therapy measuring, visualising and logging:

    • self contained system for impairment diagnosis and quantification,
    • knowledge-based system for the determination of personalised motion therapy program.
  • New perspectives (low speed, path fluctuation) in robot driven 3D anti spastic and Range of Motion (ROM) exercises.