Rui Loureiro

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Stroke is a leading cause of disability in particular affecting older people. Although the causes of stroke are well known and it is possible to reduce these risks, there is a need to improve rehabilitation techniques. Early studies in the literature suggest that early intensive therapies can enhance patient‟s recovery. According to physiotherapy(More)
Robot-mediated therapies offer entirely new approaches to neurorehabilitation. In this paper we present the results obtained from trialling the GENTLE/S neurorehabilitation system assessed using the upper limb section of the Fugl-Meyer (FM) outcome measure. We demonstrate the design of our clinical trial and its results analysed using a novel statistical(More)
Strokes affect thousands of people worldwide leaving sufferers with severe disabilities affecting their daily activities. In recent years, new rehabilitation techniques have emerged such as constraint-induced therapy, biofeedback therapy and robot-aided therapy. In particular, robotic techniques allow precise recording of movements and application of forces(More)
Attention and motivation are two factors, which are important for motor relearning following stroke. In this paper we introduce and present the novel concepts for the use of haptics technology to deliver therapy to patients with arm impairments following stroke. The results of the ongoing initial pilot studies have shown the feasibility of the system(More)
Successful home-rehabilitation should reduce cost, facilitate virtual therapeutic visits, and motivate stroke survivors to engage in under-supervised therapeutic activity at levels necessary for motor learning and generalization to occur. We explored long-distance collaborative “play” using two 6DOF robot-mediated environments and examined the influence on(More)
This paper deals with the integration of robust bondgraph-model-based fault diagnosis (FD) with structural recoverability analysis and fault-tolerant control (FTC) of an intelligent heavy-size and autonomous vehicle, used for loading and routing 20- and 40-ft containers inside port terminals. The overactuated vehicle is an omnidirectional mobile platform(More)
This paper presents the ROBIN (Rehabilitation Of Brain INjuries) multi-model system for whole-arm therapy retraining following a brain injury or a stroke. The design, control and integration of a new type of hybrid system based on a multi-robot implementation is described. The system is able to support multiple exercise design approaches, providing grasp(More)
This paper reports preliminary results of a reach and grasp study of robot mediated neurorehabilitation. These results are presented on a case-by-case basis and give a good indication of a positive effect of robot mediated therapy. The study investigated both reach and grasp assistance and although it is not possible to attribute the response to the(More)