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Inventi Impact - Robotics

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  • Inventi:erb/85/14
    BRA.DI.P.O. AND P.I.G.R.O.: INNOVATIVE DEVICES FOR MOTOR LEARNING PROGRAMS
    Guido Belforte, Gabriella Eula, Silvia Sirolli, Paolo Bois, Elisabetta Geda, Federico D’Agata, Franco Cauda,Sergio Duca, Marina Zettin, Roberta Virgilio, Giuliano Geminiani, Katiuscia Sacco

    Two mechatronics prototypes, useful for robotic neurotreatments and new clinical trainings, are here presented. P.I.G.R.O. (pneumatic interactive gait rehabilitation orthosis) is an active exoskeletonwith an electropneumatic control. It imposesmovements on lower limbs in order to produce in the patient’s brain proper motor cortex activation. Bra.Di.P.O. (brain discovery pneumatic orthosis) is anMR-compatible device, designed to improve fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) analysis.Thetwo devices are presented together because both are involved in the study of new robotic treatments of patients affected by ictus or brain stroke or in some motor learning experimental investigations carried out on healthy subjects.

    How to Cite this Article
    CC Compliant Citation: Guido Belforte, Gabriella Eula, Silvia Sirolli, et al., “Bra.Di.P.O. and P.I.G.R.O.: Innovative Devices for Motor Learning Programs,” Journal of Robotics, vol. 2014, Article ID 656029, 12 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/656029. Copyright © 2014 Guido Belforte et al. This article is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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