1. Organs and Tissues for Human Movement.- 2. Mechanisms for Natural Control of Movement.- 3. Pathology of Sensory-Motor Systems and Assessment of Disability.- 4. Restoring Movement: State of the Art.- 5. External Control of Movement.- 6. Epilogue.- References.- Abbreviations.
Restoring motor functions to persons with disabilities has been an exciting yet often frustrating research area. The aim of this book is to explore parallels in sensorimotor integration of rehabilitation devices and human extremities, addressing the important question of how the next generation of rehabilitation devices employing electronic control should evolve. By bringing together experimental physiology, kinesiology, rehabilitation therapy, and computer and electrical engineering, this book discusses a range of issues in natural and artificial control.
The effective restoration of movement following serious injury is of great importance
This book has a large potential audience amongst both engineers and medics