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Soft Robots for Healthcare Applications: Design, modelling, and control
by Shane Xie, Mingming Zhang and Wei Meng
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2017
Cloth: 978-1-78561-311-1 | eISBN: 978-1-78561-312-8
Library of Congress Classification R857.R63X54 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 610.28

Robot-assisted healthcare offers benefits for repetitive, intensive and task specific training compared to traditional manual manipulation performed by physiotherapists. However, a majority of existing rehabilitation devices use rigid actuators such as electric motors or hydraulic cylinders which cannot guarantee the safety of patients; novel soft robots combining soft and compliant actuators with stiff skeletons offer a better alternative. This book focuses on the development of these soft robotics for rehabilitation purposes.

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