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Robots to aid stroke victims with physical therapy

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Dr. Jacob Rosen, a professor at UC Santa Cruz is designing wearable robots to assist stroke victims in physical therapy and rehabilitation. SmartPlanet visits his robotics lab to see how repetitive exercises and the use of virtual reality can train the brain to rewire itself after a stroke.

Dr. Jacob Rosen, a professor at UC Santa Cruz is designing wearable robots to assist stroke victims in physical therapy and rehabilitation. SmartPlanet visits his robotics lab to see how repetitive exercises and the use of virtual reality can train the brain to rewire itself after a stroke.

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Editor-in-Chief Larry Dignan is editor-in-chief of SmartPlanet and ZDNet. He is also editorial director of TechRepublic. Previously, he was an editor at eWeek, Baseline and CNET News. He has written for WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, New York Times and Financial Planning. He holds degrees from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Delaware. He is based in New York but resides in Pennsylvania. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure