Robot physiotherapists are still a rare phenomenon, but they are on the rise

Robots should not substitute for the hands of the sentient human therapist of  massage schools , but a useful addition.

Currently, according Hermano Igo Krebs from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) around 20 companies in electronic-mechanical assistance therapy – Therapy Robots – on the market. He predicts that in the foreseeable future will be hundreds of companies.

Alone in Europe are currently around ten to 15 aircraft types offered. They are so far only for the rehabilitation of the arms, legs and hands are used in alternate of  massage schools massage thrapist.

Cancer provides the greatest benefits of the machine where it is used in therapy in order, especially for the therapists tiring repetitions of movements or movement sequences goes.

A human therapist of  massage schools would hardly be expected, a certain movement with the arm or leg such as a stroke patient hundreds of times in order to improve the mobility. The robot makes the sequence as many times without tiring.

The principal therapy modernde not mindless robots a fixed set of movements, in other words, they are not stupid. They have internal sensors, with which they as the resistance in the muscles of patients meet the treatment and thus can adapt like Therapist of massage schools.

Another advantage of the computer-controlled machine is the possibility of therapeutic success can be objectively recorded. It also allows for scientific evaluations with unprecedented precision.

Whether such machines will soon also for self-therapy at home be used as the views between engineers and doctors noticeably apart. For Cancer treatments as one of the pioneers of the robot therapy is the use of such entirely possible.

A human therapist of could be around on the Internet help give vision sees cancer as a separate competitions – also over the Internet – in which different patients with their therapy successfully compete.

As expected, the prudent thing to Rehab renowned physicians from the Hospital Leopold Saltuari Hochzirl (Tyrol). He explicitly warned against “do-it-yourself methods. “It is far from being in such a way that the brain of a physiotherapist in a machine has been transplanted,” said the doctor.

Very well Saltuari considers the use of therapeutic Robos useful for therapists to provide relief. A physiotherapist could treat more patients, for an individual patient would prolong the duration of treatment.

Saltuari requires therapy robots have been around for some time for the rehabilitation of stroke patients. Shy or even afraid of the high-tech devices also have older patients after the experience Saltuaris not. Often it is even so that those patients who benefit from the therapy Robos were renewed demands treatments.