Being able to lead a life as self-determined as possible depends on many factors. No matter whether an accident leads to a permanent disability or a stroke throws the body off the balance for now – rehabilitative measures help to better cope with the small and large processes of everyday life again. In our Topic of the Month May "Modern rehabilitation" we shed more light on the extent to which robot- or technology-supported assistance systems are increasingly being used and the advantages they bring.
Video: inRehaRob: Robot-assisted rehabilitation after a stroke
If movement disorders occur after a stroke, extensive rehabilitation is necessary. To ensure that this can also take place without the presence of a physiotherapist, RWTH Aachen University is working on the inRehaRob project. Its subject is a robotic arm that will enable independent training sessions in the future.