Doctor of Philosophy
School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering
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.
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. https://ro.uow.edu.au/theses1/64