Robotics on the move for better health care, good article about how robotics in the health industry are working for us. BD
The device--which sensed Fermental's electrical muscle activity and provided power assistance to facilitate her movements--also altered her brain.
Following a stroke, the destruction of brain cells leads to loss of motor function. With painstakingly repetitive exercise therapy, other neurons can take over some of the lost function. Devices such as the MIT-developed robotic brace can help people exploit their neural plasticity--the increasingly recognized ability of the brain to rewire itself in response to experience and training.