A Robot-Assisted Therapy to Increase Muscle Strength in Hemiplegic Gait Rehabilitation
Gil-Castillo, J., Barria, P., Aguilar Cárdenas, R., Baleta Abarza, K., Andrade Gallardo, A., Biskupovic Mancilla, A., Azorín, J. M., & Moreno, J. C. (2022). A Robot-Assisted Therapy to Increase Muscle Strength in Hemiplegic Gait Rehabilitation. Frontiers in neurorobotics, 16, 837494.
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