February 15, 2005
"A paralyzed arm is one of the most common disabilities that result from a stroke, and among the most frustrating. "
Patients typically spend many hours in physical therapy as they relearn how to use their arm muscles properly. Researchers are now deploying robotic technology that may accelerate the rehabilitation process and reduce the costs of physical therapy. Scientists and engineers at Arizona State University and the University of California, Irvine, are developing wearable robotic devices to help patients regain muscle control.
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