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I am an Australian occupational therapist, educator and researcher. I have worked as an OT in mental health, vocational rehabilitation and a private surgical hospital. I am passionate using online technology to enhance the knowledge and growth of the occupational therapy profession. In my PhD research I am looking at the role of online technologies in information management and knowledge transfer in occupational therapy. Views expressed and stories shared on this blog are my opinion and do not represent views of my employer or professional registration body.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Robot Suit HAL

Robot suits have been developed in Japan. They help weak muscles as well as normal muscles of the extremities. So they strengthen the muscles but not the bones. These robots might endanger the osteoporotic bones, particularly the vertebrae.

 Thank you Judy Gnarpe for alerting me to this wonderful rehabilitation device developed in Japan!

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