Neurorehabilitation Technology

  • David J. Reinkensmeyer
  • Volker Dietz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Basic Framework: Motor Recovery, Learning, and Neural Impairment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andreas Luft, Amy J. Bastian, Volker Dietz
      Pages 3-17
    3. Robert L. Sainburg, Pratik K. Mutha
      Pages 19-38
    4. David A. Brown, Timothy D. Lee, David J. Reinkensmeyer, Jaime E. Duarte
      Pages 39-58
    5. Grégoire Courtine, Rubia van den Brand, Roland R. Roy, V. Reggie Edgerton
      Pages 59-77
    6. James L. Patton, Felix C. Huang
      Pages 79-95
    7. Miriam Schrafl-Altermatt, Volker Dietz
      Pages 97-105
  3. Human-Machine Interaction in Rehabilitation Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Markus Wirz, Rüdiger Rupp
      Pages 141-160
    3. Alexander C. Koenig, Robert Riener
      Pages 161-181
    4. Olivier Lambercy, Serena Maggioni, Lars Lünenburger, Roger Gassert, Marc Bolliger
      Pages 183-207
    5. Alberto Esquenazi, Irin C. Maier, Tabea Aurich Schuler, Serafin M. Beer, Ingo Borggraefe, Katrin Campen et al.
      Pages 223-248
    6. Hubertus J. A. van Hedel, Tabea Aurich (-Schuler)
      Pages 283-308
  4. Robots for Upper Extremity Recovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Hermano Igo Krebs, Dylan Edwards, Neville Hogan
      Pages 333-350
    3. Tobias Nef, Verena Klamroth-Marganska, Urs Keller, Robert Riener
      Pages 351-374
    4. Jules P. A. Dewald, Michael D. Ellis, Ana Maria Acosta, Jacob G. McPherson, Arno H. A. Stienen
      Pages 375-392
  5. Robotics for Locomotion Recovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-393
    2. Hermano Igo Krebs, Konstantinos Michmizos, Tyler Susko, Hyunglae Lee, Anindo Roy, Neville Hogan
      Pages 409-433
    3. Edwin H. F. van Asseldonk, Herman van der Kooij
      Pages 461-481
    4. Joseph M. Hidler, Arno H. A. Stienen, Heike Vallery
      Pages 483-492
    5. Arun Jayaraman, Sheila Burt, William Zev Rymer
      Pages 493-511
    6. Arthur Prochazka
      Pages 533-551
    7. David J. Reinkensmeyer, Daniel K. Zondervan
      Pages 553-571
    8. Sergi Bermúdez i Badia, Gerard G. Fluet, Roberto Llorens, Judith E. Deutsch
      Pages 573-603
    9. Andrew K. Dorsch, Christine E. King, Bruce H. Dobkin
      Pages 605-615
    10. Colin M. McCrimmon, Po T. Wang, Zoran Nenadic, An H. Do
      Pages 617-627
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 629-647

About this book


This revised, updated second edition provides an accessible, practical overview of major areas of technical development and clinical application in the field of neurorehabilitation movement therapy. The initial section provides a rationale for technology application in movement therapy by summarizing recent findings in neuroplasticity and motor learning.  The following section then explains the state of the art in human-machine interaction requirements for clinical rehabilitation practice. Subsequent sections describe the ongoing revolution in robotic therapy for upper extremity movement and for walking, and then describe other emerging technologies including electrical stimulation, virtual reality, wearable sensors, and brain-computer interfaces. The promises and limitations of these technologies in neurorehabilitation are discussed. Throughout the book the chapters provide detailed practical information on state-of-the-art clinical applications of these devices following stroke, spinal cord injury, and other neurologic disorders. The text is illustrated throughout with photographs and schematic diagrams which serve to clarify the information for the reader. 

Neurorehabilitation Technology, Second Edition is a valuable resource for neurologists, biomedical engineers, roboticists, rehabilitation specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and those training in these fields.


Neurorehabilitation technology Posture Robotics Spinal Cord locomotion Neurorehabilitation wearable sensor functional electrical stimulation virtual reality

Editors and affiliations

  • David J. Reinkensmeyer
    • 1
  • Volker Dietz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationUniversity of California at IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Spinal Cord Injury CenterUniversity Hospital BalgristZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28601-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28603-7
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