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Biosystems & Biorobotics

Advanced Technologies for the Rehabilitation of Gait and Balance Disorders

Editors: Sandrini, G., Homberg, V., Saltuari, L., Smania, N., Pedrocchi, A. (Eds.)

  • Presents integrated and multidisciplinary approaches for gait training and balance control
  • Discusses engineering principles of new technologies, together with the clinical settings
  • Includes key information on the physiology and pathophysiology of motor control
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The book provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the field of gait and balance rehabilitation. It describes technologies and devices together with the requirements and factors to be considered during their application in clinical settings. The book covers physiological and pathophysiological basis of locomotion and posture control, describes integrated approaches for the treatment of neurological diseases and spinal cord injury, as well as important principles for designing appropriate clinical studies. It presents computer and robotic technologies currently used in rehabilitation, such as exoskeleton devices, functional electrical stimulation, virtual reality and many more, highlighting the main advantages and challenges both from the clinical and engineering perspective. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the book is intended for people with different background and expertise, including medical and engineering students, clinicians and physiotherapists, as well as technical developers of rehabilitation systems and their corresponding human-compute interfaces. It aims at fostering an increased awareness of available technologies for balance and gait rehabilitation, as well as a better communication and collaboration between their users and developers.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • An Overview of the Physiology and Pathophysiology of Postural Control

    Nardone, Antonio (et al.)

    Pages 3-28

  • RCT Design for the Assessment of Rehabilitation Treatments: The Case Study of Post-stroke Rehabilitation

    Ferrante, Simona (et al.)

    Pages 29-45

  • Assessment of Balance Disorders

    Gandolfi, Marialuisa (et al.)

    Pages 47-67

  • The Assessment of Gait Disorders in Neurorehabilitation

    Geroin, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 69-82

  • Bedside Vestibular Examination

    Versino, Maurizio (et al.)

    Pages 83-94

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72736-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72735-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced Technologies for the Rehabilitation of Gait and Balance Disorders
Editors
  • Giorgio Sandrini
  • Volker Homberg
  • Leopold Saltuari
  • Nicola Smania
  • Alessandra Pedrocchi
Series Title
Biosystems & Biorobotics
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72736-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72736-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72735-6
Series ISSN
2195-3562
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 536
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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