Inspiring a Digital Society (Hall X3)
Stand number: i21
The aim of the RETRAINER project is to tune and validate advanced, robot-based technologies to facilitate recovery of arm and hand function in stroke survivors and to verify extensively the use of the system by end-users. RETRAINER allows the patients to use their own arm and hand as much and as soon as possible after the trauma, so to achieve the best outcomes in physical rehabilitation. A continuous iterative process between the technology development and the testing feedback is driving the whole project. Two prototypes, named S1 and S2, were developed. S1 is devoted to support arm movement in reaching and pointing tasks; S2 is aimed at supporting wrist extension/flexion and hand grasping. The prototypes are undergoing wide clinical validation involving more than 120 patients.
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