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Robot Rehab Relies on Air

Posted February 24, 2007 8:00 AM

Counter to prevailing practice, a University of Michigan "rehabilitation exoskeleton" acts on instructions from the wearer's brain. Most studies induce rehabilitation by programming the exoskeleton to move a limb. The Michigan approach uses the limb's response to normal brain signals to move the exoskeleton. Pneumatic muscles mimic, and amplify, the real muscles.

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