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Rehabilitation robots, active prostheses, and exoskeletons

Manufacturing Group | January 11, 2014

A new research report is available online by ResearchMoz.us covering market shares, strategies, and forecasts, worldwide for 2014 to 2020.

ResearchMoz.us includes new market research report " Rehabilitation Robots, Active Prostheses, and Exoskeletons: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020 " to its collection of research reports.

Researchmoz presents this most up-to-date research on Rehabilitation Robots, Active Prostheses, and Exoskeletons Market. The new study “Rehabilitation Robots, Active Prostheses, and Exoskeleton Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020,” has 326 pages, 154 tables, and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the rehabilitation robots, active prostheses, and exoskeletons are used inside rehabilitation treatment centers and sports facilities providing rehabilitation for all patients with injuries or physical dysfunction.

The rehabilitation robot market size, at $43.3 million, is expected grow dramatically to reach $1.8 billion by 2020. Market growth is a result of the effectiveness of robotic treatment of muscle difficulty. The usefulness of the rehabilitation robots is increasing. Doing more sophisticated combinations of exercise have become more feasible as the technology evolves. Patients generally practice 1,000 varied movements per session. With the robots, more sessions are possible.

Relearning of lost functions in a patient depends on stimulation of desire to conquer the disability. The independent functioning of patients depends on intensity of treatment, task-specific exercises, active initiation of movements and motivation and feedback. Rehabilitation robots can assist with this task in multiple ways. Creating a gaming aspect to the rehabilitation process has brought a significant improvement in systems.

As patients get stronger and more coordinated, a therapist can program the robot to let them bear more weight and move more freely in different directions, walking, kicking a ball, or even lunging to the side to catch one. The robot can follow the patient's lead as effortlessly as a ballroom dancer, its presence nearly undetectable until it senses the patient starting to drop and quickly stops a fall. In the later stages of physical therapy, the robot can nudge patients off balance to help them learn to recover.

According to Susan Eustis, principal author of the market research study, "Robotic therapy stimulus of upper limbs provides an example of the excellent motor recovery after stroke that can be achieved using rehabilitation robots." Exoskeleton systems provide wheelchair bound patients the ability to get out of a wheelchair

Companies profiled:

  • Market Leaders
  • AlterG
  • InMotion Robots
  • Ekso Bionics
  • Myomo
  • Hocoma

Market participants:

  • Berkley Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory 260
  • Catholic University of America 
  • Fanuc
  • Focal Meditech
  • Hocoma
  • Honda Motor
  • Instead Technologies
  • Invacare
  • iRobot
  • KDM
  • Kinova
  • MRISAR
  • Reha-Stim
  • Robotdalen
  • RU Robots
  • Secom
  • Sunrise Medical
  • Touch Bionics
  • Tyromotion

Source: Research Moz

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