High-Tech Solutions For Stroke Rehab
Clinicians who work with stroke patients are beginning to look at robotics and other innovative technologies in rehabilitation that could allow for more treatments without increasing staffing. Young companies with products in development compete with established players in this market, which eventually could become more important to providers as reform efforts move ahead.
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