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© Springer International Publishing 2016. MIT’s motto is “Mens et Manus” (Mind and Hand), and we have adopted it as the guiding rule (principle) for our line of research: using robotics and information technology to reconnect the brain to the hand. Nurture allows a patient to reduce impairment, increase function, and improve the quality of life beyond natural recovery. This chapter describes our efforts toward this goal since the initial development of the MIT-Manus in 1989. Numerous clinical trials involving thousands of patients (subjects) working with (receiving therapy using) the commercial version of the MITManus have been conducted since then, and we have created a complete robotic gym for the upper extremity. Recently, the American Heart Association and the Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense endorsed the use of robot-assisted therapy in stroke rehabilitation for upper extremity, and we have been focusing on how to tailor therapy to a particular patient’s need and in determining who is a responder (and no-responder) to this kind of intervention.
Author(s): Krebs HI, Edwards D, Hogan N
Publication type: Book Chapter
Publication status: Published
Book Title: Neurorehabilitation Technology, Second Edition
Print publication date: 04/08/2016
Acceptance date: 02/04/2016
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
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