Physiotherapists are using assistive technologies and robotic rehabilitation so that they can care about their patients remotely.
FREMONT, CA: Demand for physical therapy services is rising due to the aging population and the growing number of bone and organ replacement surgeries. With the increasing development in robotics and 3D technology, physiotherapy professionals and health clinics are applying assistive technology and robotics rehabilitation. Some of the significant applications of assistive technology and robotic rehabilitation are intelligent prosthetics, exoskeletons, and cognitive-motor skill therapy. The use of these technologies has empowered physiotherapy professionals and has also increased the survival rate among patients.
Major advantages of robotic rehabilitation and assistive technology:
Cardiac stroke is one of the most common health disorders in the world. Patients suffer from medical conditions, such as coordination disorder, after a stroke. For quick recovery, patients need extensive monitoring and assistance in their daily activities. However, hospitals and medical clinics have limited physiotherapy professionals and cannot provide the required time, effort, and assistance to each patient. Affordable robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies are available for acute care, and they are affordable for domestic use. These technologies assist the patients in their day to day mobility and exercise while they are recovering. Besides, the technologies can monitor and track the performance and help to analyze the recovery rate.
Many people worldwide suffer from physical disabilities or chronic conditions like congenital disability, limited physical abilities due to accidents or illness, and aged people who have lost their strength. Medical professionals use assistive technology like an exoskeleton, and soft robotics help the patients protect their health. Smart prosthetics, soft robotics, and exoskeletons help million with a physical disability to conduct their daily activities with limited issues as they are adaptable and adequately functional. With the development of robotic technology, the affordability of smart prosthetics and exoskeleton is increasing. As a result, demand and use of these technologies is also expected to grow in the years to some.