Emerging Therapies in Neurorehabilitation, 1st Edition

  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 3642385567
  • ISBN-13: 9783642385568
  • DDC: 616.8043
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 345 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

  • Price:  Sign in for price



This book reports on the latest technological and clinical advances in the field of neurorehabilitation. It is, however, much more than a conventional survey of the state-of-the-art in neurorehabilitation technologies and therapies. It was formed on the basis of a week of lively discussions between curious PhD students and leading research experts during the summer school on neurorehabilitation (SSNR2012), September 16-21 in Nuévalos, Zaragoza (Spain). Its unconventional format makes it a perfect guide for all PhD students, researchers and professionals interested in gaining a multidisciplinary perspective on current and future neurorehabilitation scenarios. The book covers various aspects of neurorehabilitation research and practice, organized into different parts. The first part discusses a selection of common impairments affecting brain function, such as stroke, cerebral palsy and Parkinson's disease; the second deals with both spinal cord and brain plasticity. The third part covers the most recent rehabilitation and diagnostics technologies, including robotics, neuroprostheses, brain-machine interfaces and electromyography systems. Practical examples and case studies related to the application of some of the latest techniques in realistic clinical scenarios are covered in the fourth part.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Central Neurological Impairments.
2: Emerging Perspectives in Stroke Rehabilitation.
3: Emerging Rehabilitation in Cerebral Palsy.
4: Spinal Cord Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease.
5: Spinal and Brain Plasticity.
6: Spinal Cord Plasticity and Neuromodulation.
7: Neural Interfaces as Tools for Studying Brain Plasticity.
8: Neuromodulation on Cerebral Activities.
9: Challenges in Measurement of Spasticity in Neurological Disorders.
10: Motor Control and Emerging Therapies for Improving Mobility in Patients with Spasticity.
11: Emerging Technologies.
12: Reverse-Engineer the Brain: Perspectives and Challenges.
13: Robotic Rehabilitation: Ten Critical Questions about Current Status and Future Prospects Answered by Emerging Researchers.
14: Upper Limb Neuroprostheses: Recent Advances and Future Directions.
15: BMIs for Motor Rehabilitation: Key Concepts and Challenges.
16: Virtual Reality.
17: Surface EMG in Neurorehabilitation and Ergonomics: State of the Art and Future Perspectives.
18: Hands-on Guides.
19: Introduction to Low-Cost Motion-Tracking for Virtual Rehabilitation.
20: Human Movement Analysis with Inertial Sensors.
21: Design of Experiments for Bioengineers in Clinical Settings.