Stroke rehabilitation

September 28, 2007

Southampton University researchers have developed a pioneering system that aims to retrain weak or paralysed muscles in patients who have suffered brain damage in a stroke.

The researchers are from the university's School of Health Professions and Rehabilitation Sciences and the School of Electronics and Computer Science.

Jane Burridge, research leader, said: "As far as we know, nobody has previously tried using a technique called 'iterative learning control'... It is a great example of how state-of-the-art control theory, normally used for industrial robots, can be applied to challenges in rehabilitation."

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