Phase-Synchronized Assistive Torque Control for the Correction of Kinematic Anomalies in the Gait Cycle
Gait anomalies give rise to several clinical problems in stroke survivors, which restrict their functional mobility and have a negative impact on their quality of life. Robotics-aided gait training post-stroke has proven capable of improving patients’ functional walking, but so far it has not performed significantly better than conventional therapy.
Academic Review and Perspectives on Robotic Exoskeletons
Since the first robotic exoskeleton was developed in 1960, this research field has attracted much interest from both the academic and industrial communities resulting in scientific publications, prototype developments and commercialized products. In this article, to document the progress in and current status of this field, we performed a bibliometric analysis. This analysis evaluated the publications in the field of robotic exoskeletons from 1990 to July 2019 that were retrieved from the Science Citation Index Expanded database