Biomechatronics in Medicine and Healthcare

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Pan Stanford Publishing, Aug 29, 2011 - Medical - 224 pages
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This book presents experts’ insights into the emerging technologies and developments that are being or will be utilized in the medical profession to meet a variety of clinical challenges. It demonstrates the application of biomechatronics to provide better care and service. It also incorporates new and exciting multidisciplinary areas of research across the medical and engineering fields, such as robotic therapeutic training system for stroke rehabilitation, exoskeletons for daily activities on persons with disability, functional electrical stimulation, and wireless active capsule endoscopy. Each chapter provides substantial background material relevant to the particular subject.


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Chapter One An Introduction to Biomechatronics
Chapter Two A Wearable Exoskeletal Rehabilitation Robot for Interactive Therapy
Chapter Three Development of GaitAssisted Robot WPAL Wearable PowerAssist Locomotor for Paraplegia
Chapter Four RobotAssisted Rehabilitation of Hand Function After Stroke with the HapticKnob and the HandCARE
Chapter Five A Novel Continuous IntentionDriven Rehabilitation Robot and Its Training Effectiveness
Chapter Six Hand Rehabilitation Robot using Electromyography
From Technology to Therapy
Chapter Eight Combined Functional Electrical Stimulation FES and Robotic System Driven by User Intention for PostStroke Wrist Rehabilitation
Chapter Nine Development of Robots for Active Rehabilitation of the upper Limbs on the Transverse Plan for Stroke Patients
Chapter Ten Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Systems and Augmented Feedback
Chapter Eleven Isokinetic Exercise Machine Using High Performance MR Fluid Brake and IsoContraction Exercise
Chapter Twelve RoboticAssisted Technology for Medical Training Purposes
StateoftheArt and Challenges
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Dr. Raymond Tong Kaiyu received his PhD in bioengineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, in 1998. He joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1999 and the Department of Health Technology and Informatics as an associate professor in 2008. His research interests include rehabilitation robot and functional electrical stimulation system for persons who have suffered stroke. His research and innovation have received Faculty Award on Research and Scholarly Activities(FHSS, PolyU) in 2009; Grand Award from HKIE innovation awards for young members(The Hong Kong Institute of Engineers) in 2008; Gold award from Brussels Eureka 2007 (also known as the 56th World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and Industrial Innovation); Gold award from the 5th China International Invention Exhibition 2004; and Certificate of Merit in Consumer Product Design from the Hong Kong Award for Industry 2003. He teaches subjects related to bioinstrumentation, medical devices, clinical electrophysiology, medical device regulatory (FDA, ISO, MDD), and intellectual property (Patent).

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