In the RobExReha project, a robot-based rehabilitation system is developed for the precise diagnosis of existing abilities and the treatment of the upper extremities. The partial or complete paralysis of the arm after stroke severely restricts those concerned to everyday life and work. Re-learning of arm and hand movement is an important step in the therapy, giving the patient more autonomy especially with daily tasks. However, current therapy forms are often insufficient in their execution. For a successful therapy, the frequency of the exercises and applications must be steadily increased. A robotic system can perform excellently. A robotic platform with integrated sensors will be used for patient-machine interaction. The coupling of state-of-the-art Augmented Reality technology with robot control enables the patient to be guided, corrected and evaluated while peforming everyday tasks. The project includes several steps: from a system for scientific applications, to a diagnosis and treatment system for hospitals, to the design of a streamlined physiotherapy system. The system allows stimulation of the nervous system with active support, numerous repetitions and high training intensity adapted to the current abilities of the patient. By this the motoric abilities are to be re-learned quickly and the patient's independence increased.

Project partner:     
• BEC GmbH, Pfullingen
• AmbiGate GmbH, Tübingen
• Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung (IPA), Stuttgart
• Schön Klinik Bad Aibling SE & Co. KG, Bad Aibling

BMBF Promotional Program: „Autonome Roboter für Assistenzfunktionen: Interaktive Grundfertigkeiten – ARA1“