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dc.contributor.authorShirota, Camila
dc.contributor.authorvan Asseldonk, Edwin
dc.contributor.authorMatjačić, Zlatko
dc.contributor.authorVallery, Heike
dc.contributor.authorBarralon, Pierre
dc.contributor.authorMaggioni, Serena
dc.contributor.authorBuurke, Jaap H.
dc.contributor.authorVeneman, Jan F.
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-13T13:34:25Z
dc.date.available2017-12-13T13:34:25Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-14
dc.identifier.citationShirota, Camila, Edwin van Asseldonk, Zlatko Matjačić, Heike Vallery, Pierre Barralon, Serena Maggioni, Jaap H. Buurke, and Jan F. Veneman. “Robot-Supported Assessment of Balance in Standing and Walking.” Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 14, no. 1 (August 14, 2017). doi:10.1186/s12984-017-0273-7.en
dc.identifier.issn1743-0003en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/475
dc.description.abstractClinically useful and efficient assessment of balance during standing and walking is especially challenging in patients with neurological disorders. However, rehabilitation robots could facilitate assessment procedures and improve their clinical value. We present a short overview of balance assessment in clinical practice and in posturography. Based on this overview, we evaluate the potential use of robotic tools for such assessment. The novelty and assumed main benefits of using robots for assessment are their ability to assess 'severely affected' patients by providing assistance-as-needed,as well as to provide consistent perturbations during standing and walking while measuring the patient's reactions. We provide a classification of robotic devices on three aspects relevant to their potential application for balance assessment: 1) how the device interacts with the body, 2) in what sense the device is mobile, and 3) on what surface the person stands or walks when using the device. As examples, nine types of robotic devices are described, classified and evaluated for their suitability for balance assessment. Two example cases of robotic assessments based on perturbations during walking are presented. We conclude that robotic devices are promising and can become useful and relevant tools for assessment of balance in patients with neurological disorders, both in research and in clinical use. Robotic assessment holds the promise to provide increasingly detailed assessment that allows to individually tailor rehabilitation training, which may eventually improve training effectiveness.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe work presented in this paper has been financially supported by the EC COST TD1006 - "European Network on Robotics for NeuroRehabilitation"; this was a networking action in which the STARS "STate of the Art Robot Supported assessments" was organized in different working groups. Most authors of this review participated in the COST TD1006 network as experts and in the STARS discussion group on balance especially. The collection of data presented as examples was partially funded by the EC Seventh Framework Programme project BALANCE (grant No. 601003). HV was supported by the EC Marie-Curie career integration grant PCIG13-GA-2013-618899en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherBIOMED CENTRAL LTD, 236 GRAYS INN RD, FLOOR 6, LONDON WC1X 8HL, ENGLANDen
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleRobot-supported assessment of balance in standing and walkingen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12984-017-0273-7en
dc.isiYesen
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/601003/EU/Balance Augmentation in Locomotion, through Anticipative, Natural and Cooperative control of Exoskeletons/BALANCEen
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dc.subject.keywordsStandingen
dc.subject.keywordsWalkingen
dc.subject.keywordsBalance performanceen
dc.subject.keywordsAssessmenten
dc.subject.keywordsRehabilitation robotsen
dc.subject.keywordsPosturographyen
dc.issue.number1en
dc.journal.titleJournal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitationen
dc.volume.number14en


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