Exploration of Human-AI Cooperation in Neurorehabilitation Robotics

Exploration of Human-AI Cooperation in Neurorehabilitation Robotics Progress in neurorehabilitation robotics has been significant, with a notable gap identified in Proximal Policy Optimization-based Reinforcement Learning (PbRL) research. This gap specifically pertains to cooperative multi-agent scenarios involving active human input. Addressing this void is crucial for advancing the understanding of human-AI dynamics in the context of […]

The Future of Stroke Care: Unleashing the Potential of Robotics

The Future of Stroke Care: Unleashing the Potential of Robotics Envision a future where stroke care transcends limitations and takes a giant leap towards revolutionizing patient recovery. A future where innovative technologies converge, creating a holistic and personalized approach to stroke rehabilitation, and empowering survivors to regain their independence and quality of life. This vision […]

The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Rehabilitation Technologies: A Potential Future Without Therapists?

The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Rehabilitation Technologies: A Potential Future Without Therapists? Healthcare is no exception to the new era of possibilities brought about by the convergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). These revolutionary technologies have shown great promise in the field of rehabilitation for helping people recover […]

Harnessing Real-World Data To Improve Assessment Of Health Interventions

Fourier Intelligence Sdn. Bhd.Level 8-2, Menara Pernas, Tower 7, Avenue 7, Bangsar South City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur. Office Tel: +6012-2589 072Mobile: +6011-29711143 Harnessing Real-World Data To Improve Assessment Of Health Interventions Randomized clinical trials (RCT) are generally considered the gold standard to establish a treatment effect.  However, RCTs have limitations that often compromise generalization of results […]

Decoding Thoughts: Non-Invasive Brain-Machine Interface Translates Mental Activity into Text

Decoding Thoughts: Non-Invasive Brain-Machine Interface Translates Mental Activity into Text Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have made a significant breakthrough in the field of brain decoding technology. Using a combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanners and artificial intelligence (AI), they have developed a non-invasive method to translate thoughts into text. […]

Stroke Prevention: Key Dietary Tips and Lifestyle Adjustments for a Healthier Heart

Stroke Prevention: Key Dietary Tips and Lifestyle Adjustments for a Healthier Heart In recent years, strokes have been increasingly observed among younger individuals, challenging the traditional belief that strokes primarily affect those over the age of 65. This concerning trend can be attributed to the modern diet and lifestyle, which often lead people to overlook […]

Designing Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Controlled Wheelchairs with End-User Needs in Mind: Insights from SCI Patient Perceptions

Designing Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Controlled Wheelchairs with End-User Needs in Mind: Insights from SCI Patient Perceptions Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) controlled wheelchairs have the potential to greatly improve the independence and quality of life of people with mobility impairments. However, their low uptake has been linked to a lack of understanding by researchers of the needs […]

Towards Precision Robotics: Matching individualized walking deficits with characteristics of lower extremity robotic devices

Matching individualized walking deficits with characteristics of lower extremity robotic devices In the previous newsletter, we introduced the notion that the field of rehabilitation robotics must consider how to better align the perspectives and interests of three groups: device developers, rehabilitation researchers, and the clinician/patient dyad. We also posed several questions about this topic. If […]

DEBUNKED: 5 Myths about rehabilitation robotics

DEBUNKED: 5 Myths about rehabilitation robotics Rehabilitation robotics, a dynamic interdisciplinary field aimed at restoring motor function through robotic technology, has existed for more than a century. Theodor Büdingen, a pioneering inventor, created a “movement cure apparatus” in 1910, which incorporated an electric motor to facilitate patients with heart disease in practising stepping (Büdingen, 1910). […]

A Shared Perspective: A framework for aligning the perspectives of device developers, rehabilitation researchers, and clinicians

A framework for aligning the perspectives of device developers, rehabilitation researchers, and clinicians Robotic device use in rehabilitation has been significantly increasing worldwide over the past 15 years, and yet the evidence and knowledge to maximize effectiveness is still lacking. Despite ongoing efforts, significant disconnects remain between inventors/developers of devices; scientists/researchers who study them; and […]