Clinical evaluations with robots in rehabilitation

Kevin B. Wilkins, Jun Yao

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The major goal of rehabilitation is to restore function back to a preinjured state. This includes restoration at the functional (e.g., task), performance (e.g., movement pattern), and neuronal (e.g., neural resource) levels. Understanding intervention-induced changes at each of these levels is crucial since it can disentangle compensation compared to true recovery. In this chapter, we will focus on the necessity of quantitative measurements at the performance and neuronal levels to supplement clinical measures of function in stroke, specifically with the help of robotics, given their crucial roles in providing a well-controlled virtual environment for both rehabilitation and evaluation of the hand and arm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntelligent Biomechatronics in Neurorehabilitation
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780128149423
ISBN (Print)9780128149430
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Brain plasticity
  • Motor compensation
  • Motor recovery
  • Post-stroke rehabilitation
  • Robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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