The number of cerebrovascular and neuromuscular diseases are increasing in parallel with the rising avarage age of world’s population.
Usage of the rehabilitation robots for physiotherapy of patiens who have lost their limb motor functions, gains importance. The usage of these robots provides treatment for more patients, shortens the time period of treatment and provides doing the excersises accurately and repeatable.
Disuse of the upper limbs adversely affect the human life because this upper limbs are commonly used in daily life. Exoskeletal robot manipulators are one of the important application area of BIOMECHATRONICS.
In this study exoskeleton robots for upper limb rehabilitation available in the literature were examined and compared.