Collaborative Wearable Robotics for Neurological Conditions


The development of wearable robotic devices for upper limb rehabilitation in individuals with neurological conditions such as stroke and spinal cord injury is crucial for enhancing arm and hand function. However, historically, such devices have suffered from high abandonment rates due to limited user input. Involving consumers in the design process is essential to ensure the usability and acceptance of these devices. Occupational therapists can play a significant role in this process by collaborating with engineering teams and individuals with disabilities, prioritising stakeholder input, and aligning device design with end-user goals.

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