Using Robotics to Support Physical Recovery ft. Amy Wright
Stroke patients have been benefiting from recuperation thanks to cutting-edge research in robotics and biomechanics.
In this episode of Life Solved we meet Amy Wright, who takes us through how biomechanical data informs artificial intelligence and robotics to help people recover the use of their limbs.
Amy explains how far rehab has come in just 20 years, thanks to motion capture techniques like those used in the entertainment industry. That means that in spite of an increasing number of stroke survivors, the options available to them to rehabilitate are expanding too.
There are loads of benefits to this, including decreased strain on health services, complementing traditional physiotherapy and greater autonomy for patients to go at their own pace.
In addition, the University of Portsmouth is collaborating with the University of Winchester and Hobbs Rehabilitation on the development of bionic limbs.
You can find out more about this work and other research at the University of Portsmouth website: https://www.port.ac.uk/research/research-projects
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