The use of assisted robotics in promoting movement at the elbow joint.
The use of assistive robotics in healthcare is a relatively new concept which has been growing over the 21st century. The clinical use of an assistive robot in a rehabilitative context is to support the movement of a person with a degree of motor impairment (Reinkensmeyer, 2021). Evidence from Malik et al. (2016) and Lo et al. (2017) suggests the use of assistive robotics in rehabilitation and physiotherapy improves outcomes for a wide variety of patients, such as post stroke patients (Figure 1) or patients with neurological disorders, such as cerebral palsy.
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