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The role of assistive robotics in the lives of persons with disability

Brose, SW and Weber, DJ and Salatin, BA and Grindle, GG and Wang, H and Vazquez, JJ and Cooper, RA (2010) The role of assistive robotics in the lives of persons with disability. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 89 (6). 509 - 521. ISSN 0894-9115

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Brose SW, Weber DJ, Salatin BA, Grindle GG, Wang H, Vazquez JJ, Cooper RA: The role of assistive robotics in the lives of persons with disability.Robotic assistive devices are used increasingly to improve the independence and quality of life of persons with disabilities. Devices as varied as robotic feeders, smart-powered wheelchairs, independent mobile robots, and socially assistive robots are becoming more clinically relevant. There is a growing importance for the rehabilitation professional to be aware of available systems and ongoing research efforts. The aim of this article is to describe the advances in assistive robotics that are relevant to professionals serving persons with disabilities. This review breaks down relevant advances into categories of Assistive Robotic Systems, User Interfaces and Control Systems, Sensory and Feedback Systems, and User Perspectives. An understanding of the direction that assistive robotics is taking is important for the clinician and researcher alike; this review is intended to address this need. Copyright © 2010 by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Brose, SW
Weber, DJdougweber@pitt.eduDJW500000-0002-9782-3497
Salatin, BA
Grindle, GG
Wang, Hhow11@pitt.eduHOW11
Vazquez, JJ
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: 1 June 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume: 89
Number: 6
Page Range: 509 - 521
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1097/phm.0b013e3181cf569b
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0894-9115
MeSH Headings: Activities of Daily Living; Disability Evaluation; Disabled Persons--rehabilitation; Equipment Design; Equipment Safety; Female; Forecasting; Humans; Male; Quality of Life; Robotics--methods; Self-Help Devices--trends; Self-Help Devices--utilization; User-Computer Interface
PubMed ID: 20134305
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2012 14:23
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 16:57


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