Scientists to develop robots that will help people recover from strokes

Hertfordshire University

Scientists are working on special robots that will help people cope with strokes. The project that involves three years aims to manufacture robotic devices that will produce repetitious motion of hands and wrists in the chronic phases of stroke rehabilitation.

The researchers at the University of Hertfordshire report that using the robotic devices and an interactive game-based interface, the therapy would be more easier and gratifying as compared to older processes of asking a patient to press a sponge ball with their fingers. In addition, the patient recovery would also be bettered with the introduction of these motivational devices available for home use.