Emerging Therapies in Neurorehabilitation

  • José L Pons
  • Diego Torricelli

Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Central Neurological Impairments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Guillermo Asín Prieto, Roberto Cano-de-la-Cuerda, Eduardo López-Larraz, Julien Metrot, Marco Molinari, Liesjet E. H. van Dokkum
      Pages 3-21
    3. Stefan Lambrecht, Oiane Urra, Svetlana Grosu, Soraya Pérez Nombela
      Pages 23-49
    4. Juan Pablo Romero-Muñoz, Francisco Miguel Rivas Montero, Ilaria Fojadelli, Romulo Fuentes
      Pages 51-64
  3. Spinal and Brain Plasticity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Stefano Piazza, Johannes Brand, Carlos Escolano
      Pages 67-87
    3. A. Aranceta-Garza, S. Kumpulainen, M. Canela-Repuela, D. Boere, Juan López Coronado, Teodoro García Egea et al.
      Pages 89-101
    4. Sylvain Cremoux, Jaime Ibanez Pereda, Serdar Ates, Alessia Dessì
      Pages 103-115
    5. Marta Pajaro-Blázquez, Pawel Maciejasz, John McCamley, Ivan Collantes-Vallar, Dorin Copaci, William Zev Rymer
      Pages 117-145
    6. Sabata Gervasio, Catherine Macleod, Elisabeth Bravo Esteban-Herreros, Lin Meng, María Carratalá Tejada
      Pages 147-169
  4. Emerging Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Eloy Urendes Jiménez, Antonio Flores Caballero, Francisco Molina Rueda, Javier Iglesias Giménez, Roberto Oboe
      Pages 173-188
    3. Antonio J. del-Ama, Alicia Cuesta, Vijaykumar Rajasekaran, Fernando Trincado, HyunKi In, David Reinkensmeyer
      Pages 189-205
    4. Aikaterini D. Koutsou, Susanna Summa, Bilal Nasser, Josefina Gutierrez Martinez, Muthukumaran Thangaramanujam
      Pages 207-233
    5. Magdo Bortole, Marco Controzzi, Iolanda Pisotta, Andrés Úbeda
      Pages 235-247
    6. Max Ortiz-Catalan, Sharon Nijenhuis, Kurt Ambrosch, Thamar Bovend’Eerdt, Sebastian Koenig, Belinda Lange
      Pages 249-265
    7. Filipe Barroso, Diana Ruiz Bueno, Juan Álvaro Gallego, Paola Jaramillo, Atilla Kilicarslan
      Pages 267-284
  5. Hands-on Guides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Sebastian Koenig, Aitor Ardanza, Camilo Cortes, Alessandro De Mauro, Belinda Lange
      Pages 287-303

About this book


This book reports on the latest technological and clinical advances in the field of neurorehabilitation. It is, however, much more than a conventional survey of the state-of-the-art in neurorehabilitation technologies and therapies. It was formed on the basis of a week of lively discussions between curious PhD students and leading research experts during the summer school on neurorehabilitation (SSNR2012), September 16-21 in Nuévalos, Zaragoza (Spain). Its unconventional format makes it a perfect guide for all PhD students, researchers and professionals interested in gaining a multidisciplinary perspective on current and future neurorehabilitation scenarios. The book covers various aspects of neurorehabilitation research and practice, organized into different parts. The first part discusses a selection of common impairments affecting brain function, such as stroke, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s disease; the second deals with both spinal cord and brain plasticity. The third part covers the most recent rehabilitation and diagnostics technologies, including robotics, neuroprostheses, brain-machine interfaces and electromyography systems. Practical examples and case studies related to the application of some of the latest techniques in realistic clinical scenarios are covered in the fourth part.


Biomechanics of human movement Brain plasticity Motor control Robotic rehabilitation Spinal Injury Spinal cord injury Spinal cord plasticity Stroke Stroke rehabilitation Upper limb neuroprostheses Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • José L Pons
    • 1
  • Diego Torricelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Bioengineering GroupSpanish National Research Council (CSIC)MadridSpain
  2. 2.Bioengineering GroupSpanish National Research Council (CSIC)MadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-38556-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-38555-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-38556-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3562
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-3570
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