By Shane (S.Q.) Xie, Wei Meng
This publication specializes in the main applied sciences in constructing biomechatronic platforms for scientific rehabilitation reasons. It encompasses a certain research of biosignal processing, biomechanics modelling, neural and muscular interfaces, synthetic actuators, robot-assisted education, medical setup/implementation and rehabilitation robotic control.
Encompassing hugely multidisciplinary topics within the engineering and scientific fields, it offers researchers’ insights into the rising applied sciences and advancements which are being used in biomechatronics for scientific purposes.
Presenting an in depth research of 5 key components in rehabilitation robotics: (i) biosignal processing; (ii) biomechanics modelling; (iii) neural and muscular interfaces; (iv) synthetic actuators and units; and (v) using neurological and muscular interfaces in rehabilitation robots keep an eye on, the booklet describes the layout of biomechatronic structures, the equipment and keep an eye on platforms used and the implementation and checking out on the way to express how they fulfil the wishes of that categorical region of rehabilitation. supplying a entire assessment of the heritage of biomechatronics and information of recent advances within the box, it really is specially helpful for researchers, teachers and graduates new to the sector of biomechatronics engineering, and is additionally of curiosity to researchers and clinicians within the scientific box who're no longer engineers.
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Biomechatronics in Medical Rehabilitation: Biomodelling, Interface, and Control by Shane (S.Q.) Xie, Wei Meng