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Veterans Affairs Researchers Study Benefits of Robot for Ankle Rehabilitation
Date:6/25/2009

Researchers at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and the University of Maryland School of Medicine are conducting research using a novel ankle robot ("Anklebot"), invented by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs, with stroke patients at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. The design, mechanical characterization and preliminary clinical application of this ankle robot are presented in the June issue of IEEE Transactions on Robotics: Special Issue on Rehabilitation Robotics, the premiere and most-cited journal in robotics research.

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 25, 2009 -- Researchers at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and the University of Maryland School of Medicine are conducting research using a novel ankle robot ("Anklebot"), invented by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs, with stroke patients at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. The design, mechanical characterization and preliminary clinical application of this ankle robot are presented in the June issue of IEEE Transactions on Robotics: Special Issue on Rehabilitation Robotics, the premiere and most-cited journal in robotics research.

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