Rehabilitation robots market Outlook - 2027
Rehabilitation robot, any automatically operated machine that is designed to improve movement in persons with impaired physical functioning. There are two main types of rehabilitation robots. The first type is an assistive robot that substitutes for lost limb movements. An example is the Manus ARM (assistive robotic manipulator), which is a wheelchair-mounted robotic arm that is controlled using a chin switch or other input device. That process is called telemanipulation and is similar to an astronaut’s controlling a spacecraft’s robot arm from inside the spacecraft’s cockpit. Powered wheelchairs are another example of teleported, assistive robots. The second type of rehabilitation robot is a therapy robot, which is sometimes called a rehabilitator. Research in neuroscience has shown that the brain and spinal cord retain a remarkable ability to adapt, even after injury, through the use of practiced movements. Therapy robots are machines or tools for rehabilitation therapists that allow patients to perform practice movements aided by the robot. The first robot used in that way, MIT-Manus, helped stroke patients to reach across a tabletop if they were unable to perform the task by themselves.
Covid-19 Scenario analysis:
The emergence of COVID-19 has brought the world to a standstill. However, this too shall pass. Rising support from governments and several companies can help in the fight against this highly contagious disease. There are some industries that are struggling and some are thriving. Overall, almost every sector is anticipated to be impacted by the pandemic. As India’s healthcare system grapples with increasing cases of COVID-19, Milagrow announced its efforts with AIIMS, Delhi to help contain the spread of the pandemic amongst doctors and healthcare workers. Under this effort its advanced AI-powered robots – Milagrow iMap 9 and Humanoid ELF –being tested in the advanced COVID-19 ward at AIIMS, Delhi. Manufactured in India, the Milagrow iMap 9 is a floor disinfecting robot that can navigate and sanitize the floors without any human intervention. It can destroy COVID spores on floor surfaces using a sodium hypochlorite solution, as recommended by ICMR. The robot moves around autonomously without falling, avoiding obstruction while planning its own path, guided by LIDAR and advanced SLAM technology.
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Approximately 80 million people in the EU (a sixth of the entire population) have some sort of disability. This typically entails a series of physical, psychological and social barriers that hamper their participation in social and economic activities. According to article 9 of the United Nations Convention on the rights of people with disability, signed by the European Commission in 2010, "accessibility" is a basic right for all people with disability. The objective of accessibility is to enable people with disability to live independently and take part in all aspects of life. Currently, the development of assistance technology to help with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as mobility or communicating is geared toward merging the user's capabilities with the assistance technologies. Researchers of the Biomedical Neuro-engineering group of the Universidad Miguel Hernández (UMH) of Elche, Spain, have developed a robotic exoskeleton which, attached to a robotic wheelchair, helps people with varying degrees of disability carry out daily activities including eating, drinking or washing. Robotic rehabilitation is prescribed for patients suffering from several types of injury, illness, or disease, including cancer, amputations, arthritis, cardiac disease, orthopedic injuries, neurological problems, stroke, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Patients with severe paresis can be provided with passive movement of the upper limb, through robotic rehabilitation. For patients with some movement capacity, robots can support the weight of the limb in contrast to gravity, owing to the physical interaction between the robot and the subject.
Advances have been made in the development of robotic exoskeletons, which are lightweight wearable devices that assist in limb movement. Other types of rehabilitation robots could play a role in assisting the nervous system to regenerate appropriate neural connections following stem cell and other medical treatments. Progress in neuroscience stands to significantly advance the development of rehabilitation robots by enabling the implantation of computer chips directly into the brain so that all a user has to do is “think” a command and the robot will do it. The rehabilitation robots used as a substitute for lost limb movements caused by neurological or traumatic events. Stroke is the major cause of adult disability, such as gait impairment. The device consists a wide range of portable and stationary electromechanical assisted training devices to improve the lost body functions.
Limitations in functionality and high costs have restricted the availability of rehabilitation robots. Furthermore, teleporting a robot arm to pick up a bottle of water and bring it to the mouth is time-consuming and requires an expensive robot. To overcome that problem, engineers have worked to build more intelligence into robot arms on wheelchairs. Making robots understand voice commands, recognize objects, and agilely manipulate objects is an important area of advance in robotics generally which is yet being developed.
The major limiting factor in the development of rehabilitation robots is that researchers do not know what exactly needs to happen in order for the nervous system to adapt to overcome a physical impairment.
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- This study presents the analytical depiction of the global Rehabilitation robot industry along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
- The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the global Rehabilitation robots market share.
- The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the global Rehabilitation robots market growth scenario.
- Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
- The report provides a detailed global Rehabilitation robots market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years.
Questions answered in the Rehabilitation robot Market research report:
- What are the leading market players active in the Rehabilitation robot market?
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Key Market Players
Motus Nova, Kinova Inc, Bionik Labs, Hocoma, Ekso Bionics, Instead Technologies Ltd., AlterG, Inc, Wearable Robotics Srl, ReWalk Robotics, Meditouch
Cyberdyne Inc., Hocoma Ag