This project aims to develop a new generation of exoskeleton robot that will benefit stroke patients by providing advanced functionality that will enable remote but active rehabilitation. This will be achieved by the integration of artificial intelligence, virtual reality and cloud computing.
The project will introduce novel sensors to recognise post-stroke patients’ motion intention. The signals collected from the patients will be sent to a cloud-based data processing centre where the centralised database based on AI service will be accessed by all functional units. This will guide the robot movements, monitor the patient’s progress and can be used to provide expert assistance remotely. The project will have a virtual reality interface for performing activities of daily living which will be trialled on stroke patients and can be used in addition to conventional therapy to increase treatment intensity for improved recovery.