Virtual Reality Enhanced Rehabilitation Training Robot for Early Spinal Cord Injury

  • Yanzhao Chen
  • Yiqi Zhou
  • Xiangli Cheng
  • Zheng Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 236)


In order to compensate for the scarcity of currently available early rehabilitation training means of spinal cord injury (SCI) patients, a method of early spinal cord injury rehabilitation training based on virtual reality and robot is pointed out through analysis of nervous system plasticity of patients. A rehabilitation robot system with eight degrees of freedom (DOF) is established, which is based on a six DOF parallel platform. A virtual reality training scene is built. The hardware and software environment of rehabilitation training is studied, meanwhile the match among the virtual reality scene, robot and muscle training in patients is completed. And then, the relevant training mode is formulated. Finally, the implementation of rehabilitation training program is designed. As a result, a new rehabilitation training method for early patients with SCI is formed.


Robot Virtual reality Spinal cord injury Rehabilitation training 



Authors will acknowledge the reviewers to the paper for improvement suggestions. At the same time, they will be thankful to National Science Foundation of China (No. 61103153/F020503), 863 plan (No. SS2013AA010903) and the Key Science and Technology Program of Shandong Province (No. 2010G0020233) in carrying out this research for financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yanzhao Chen
    • 1
  • Yiqi Zhou
    • 1
  • Xiangli Cheng
    • 1
  • Zheng Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringShandong UniversityShandong JinanChina
  2. 2.Institute of AutomationChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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