- Rehabilitation Robotics: Here the aim is to develop control algorithm to exploit a robot arm for active rehabilitation of the arm- hand in stroke/SCI patients. To this end an integrated hardware/ software is designed to bring the human in the control loop. Using robots in rehabilitation have a lot of advantages. First of all it is possible to make the rehabilitation process evidence based. In other words because of recording all the motion and force data it is possible to provide effective indices as well as plots to show the progress of rehabilitation during the sessions. Moreover by using an interactive interface between the robot and the patient, the human can be brought in the control loop of the robot and thus trigger the neuroplasticity.
Dr. Hamid Sadeghian, Assistant Professor, Robotics and control, University of Isfahan, Isfahan