Low-Cost Technology May Improve Rehab for Stroke Victims

New technology being developed at the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University is designed to help stroke victims more quickly regain lost motor skills compared with conventional therapies.

The technology, projected to cost $1,000 for each unit, can be placed in patient homes, negating the need for frequent trips to a hospital or clinic for rehabilitation.
The project uses “mechatronic devices,” which is a marriage of mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines to make smart products with embedded intelligence, says Vikram Kapila, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. 

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