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Ontological Reasoning for Rehabilitation Robotics

Posted on June 19th, 2011
Ontological Reasoning for Rehabilitation Robotics

Physical rehabilitation therapy is indispensable for treating neurological disabilities. Using robotic devices to assist repetitive and labor intensive rehabilitation exercises help decrease physical burden of the therapists and application related costs. As the number of rehabilitation robots increase, the information about them also increases, but most of the time in unstructured forms (e.g., as text in publications). This makes it harder to access the requested knowledge and thus reason about it. To facilitate access to requested knowledge about rehabilitation robots, we have designed and developed the first formal rehabilitation robotics ontology, called RehabRobo-Onto, in OWL, collaborating with experts in robotics and in physical medicine.

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