Curtin's Dr Lei Cui and a team of PhD students are changing the future of rehabilitation with a range of advanced robotic prototypes.
The team has developed two robotic exoskeletons - one for the hand and one for the leg - which simulate natural movements and help patients regain strength and function faster.
Their latest project is a robotic stability platform that works in concert with a virtual reality headset. Patients stand on the platform, which gently tilts, while their mind is immersed in a virtual world. Early studies suggest this approach can get the victims of stroke and other trauma back on their feet sooner.
Dr Cui is enthusiastic about continuing advances in robotics and believes that in the future, robotic rehabilitation and robotic limbs will become commonplace.