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CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — MIT scientists are hoping to create a “workout area” for stroke sufferers that incorporates smart therapeutic robots to help patients regain movement of their bodies.
The researchers have recently created a robot, dubbed “Anklebot,” which helps stroke sufferers regain movement in their ankles.
The robot is in use at the Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center, and marks a significant advance in therapeutic robotics from research to practice, the researchers say.
They say a gym of robots will be the next development and will see machines target different parts of the body to significantly improve stroke patients’ movement in arms, wrists, hands, legs and ankles. Read more