Tireless, reliable physio-robots take on stroke paralysis

2019-03-01 02:07:01

By Emma Young TWO days before his 40th birthday, Michael Marin of New York suffered a stroke that left him paralysed on one side of his body. After three years of physiotherapy, he had regained control of his left leg, but not the use of his arm. In an attempt to recover some arm movement, last August Marin began three months of therapy with two trial robotic rehabilitation devices. He is now able to do push-ups. “They’re not perfect gym push-ups, but I’m getting there,” he says. Each year 700,000 people in the US and 130,