Doctor of Philosophy
School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering
Huang, Xianwei, Robot Assisted Fine Hand Motion Rehabilitation in Post-Stroke Patients, Doctor of Philosophy thesis, School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong, 2017. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses1/64
Stroke is the third leading contributing factor for long-term disability in most countries, and can result in paralysis, speech impairment, memory loss and cognition impairment, coma or even death. Robot-assisted Therapy (RT) is regarded as an effective and reliable method for the delivery of highly repetitive training that is needed to trigger neuroplasticity following a stroke. Compared with conventional rehabilitation therapy, RT holds clear advantages such as precisely controlled forcefeedback, automated movement control, objective and quantifiable measure of performance.