Robotized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

  • Lars Richter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Lars Richter
    Pages 1-24
  3. Systematic Analysis and Evaluation of Robotized TMS in Practice

  4. Safe and Clinically Applicable Robotized TMS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Lars Richter
      Pages 85-101
    3. Lars Richter
      Pages 121-132
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      Pages 133-151
  5. Discussion and Closing Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Lars Richter
      Pages 155-165
    3. Lars Richter
      Pages 167-176
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-183

About this book


Robotized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation describes the methods needed to develop a robotic system that is clinically applicable for the application of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Chapter 1 introduces the basic principles of TMS and discusses current developments towards robotized TMS. Part I (Chapters 2 and 3) systematically analyzes and clinically evaluates robotized TMS. More specifically, it presents the impact of head motion on the induced electric field. In Part II (Chapters 3 to 8), a new method for a robust robot/camera calibration, a sophisticated force-torque control with hand-assisted positioning, a novel FTA-sensor for system safety, and techniques for direct head tracking, are described and evaluated. Part III discusses these developments in the context of safety and clinical applicability of robotized TMS and presents future prospects of robotized TMS. Robotized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is intended for researchers as a guide for developing effective robotized TMS solutions. Professionals and practitioners may also find the book valuable.


head tracking human-robot interaction medical robotics robot calibration transcranial magnetic stimulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Lars Richter
    • 1
  1. 1., Institute for Robotics and Cognitive SysUniversity of LübeckLübeckGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7359-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7360-2
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