Bringing users, user communities, policy makers, clinicians, academics and commercial partners together in order produce better technologies for rehabilitation and personal independence

What are this site's aims?

This website provides basic means of gathering momentum and grouping current experts in the field of Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics. It is intended to encourage interaction between different disciplines involved in the full life cycle of assistive and rehabilitation robotics, from basic users, researchers and clinicians, ultimately to policy makers and commercial entities. Our definitive aim has been to gather momentum for engaging in joint research, nationally and internationally.

September 2009,
Dr Farshid Amirabdollahian

Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics:

i-Snake, Surgical robot from Hamlyn centre, at Imperial College

Below is the link for an interesting article detailing a new surgical robot developed by Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, at Imperial College, London. The centre claim i-Snake as a low-cost, smaller size alternative for da Vinci Surgical system that is already popular in hospital.

http://theinstitute.ieee.org/technology-focus/technology-topic/the-next-...

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National Institute of Health Research, Stroke theme project

Please find the NIHR CLAHRC initiative for Stroke theme project in South Yorkshire.
http://clahrc-sy.nihr.ac.uk/theme-stroke-introduction.html

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Additions to the list of stroke warning signs

The article (link below) on yahoo says according to the survey conducted by researchers at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, two new stroke warning signs have been identified in addition to the major three symptoms (facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems) widely informed by the 'FAST' campaign run by NHS.

http://uk.health.lifestyle.yahoo.net/Two-new-stroke-warning-signs-highli...

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Upcoming Conferences 2011-2013

Please find a list of upcoming conferences in the areas mentioned above during 2011-2013. The list has been prepared by me and my fellow PhD student (Micheal Bowler). As there is a possibility of variations in dates/deadlines and changes in venues please keep an eye on the website of the conference you are looking forward to.
The attachment (ConferenceSchedule.xls) might require MS Office 97 or later versions.
Wishing you all goodluck with your future publications.

Regards,
Radhika

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New bionic device for wheelchair users

Developed by Isreali rehabilitation specialists who claim improved quality of life and physical health with the usage of this device.
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20110406/tuk-walking-device-set-to-change-liv...

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Latest Article Alert: Circle drawing as evaluative movement task in stroke rehabilitation: an explorative study

An interesting article on assessing stroke by drawing round and big circles, very good read:
http://www.jneuroengrehab.com/content/8/1/15

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Latest Article Alerts: Prosthetic finger phalanges with lifelike skin compliance for low-force social touching interactions

Another interesting article on JNER:

http://www.jneuroengrehab.com/content/8/1/16

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Latest article alert: virtual representation of mazes

Here is an interesting new article from JNER:

http://www.jneuroengrehab.com/content/8/1/6

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Student attends school as a robot

Here is an interesting article about a student attending school virtually:
http://singularityhub.com/2011/02/02/texas-student-attends-school-as-a-r...

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