Mechanisms and Machine Science

New Trends in Medical and Service Robots

Challenges and Solutions

Editors: Rodić, Aleksandar, Pisla, Doina, Bleuler, Hannes (Eds.)

  • Presents a broad survey of contemporary technologies applied in medical and service robotics
  • Presents new advanced methodologies applied in the fields of specific interests and points the way forward to new developments
  • Original photos and technical performances of the robotic devices gathered together are made available to readers
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This volume describes new frontiers in medical and service robotics in the light of recent developments in technology to advance robot design and implementation. In particular, the work looks at advances in design, development and implementation of contemporary surgical, rehabilitation and biorobots. Surgical robots allow surgeons greater access to areas under operation using more precise and less invasive methods. Rehabilitation robots facilitate and support the lives of the infirm, elderly people, or those with dysfunction of body parts affecting movement. These robots are also used for rehabilitation and related procedures, such as training and therapy. Biorobots are designed to imitate the cognition of humans and animals. The need to substitute humans working on delicate, tiresome and monotonous tasks, or working with potentially health-damaging toxic materials, requires intelligent, high-performance service robots with the ability to cooperate, advanced communication and sophisticated perception and cognitive capabilities. Progress in this field is fast and results need to be disseminated to stimulate both practical applications and further research. Thus, these papers are a valuable addition to existing literature.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Robotic Assistance for Senior People for Safe Mobility and Work Support

    Eck, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • The Robot that Learns from the Therapist How to Assist Stroke Patients

    Kostić, M. D. (et al.)

    Pages 17-29

  • Lower Limbs Robotic Rehabilitation Case Study with Clinical Trials

    Bouri, M. (et al.)

    Pages 31-44

  • Robot-Assisted 3D Medical Sonography

    Petrovic, P. B. (et al.)

    Pages 45-61

  • Innovative Approaches Regarding Robots for Brachytherapy

    Pisla, D. (et al.)

    Pages 63-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Trends in Medical and Service Robots
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Solutions
Editors
  • Aleksandar Rodić
  • Doina Pisla
  • Hannes Bleuler
Series Title
Mechanisms and Machine Science
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05431-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05431-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05430-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37582-3
Series ISSN
2211-0984
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 384
Number of Illustrations and Tables
228 b/w illustrations
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