Miracle GloverMrs. KaslerENGL 3H11 October 2018Robots: The New Norm In The Medical Field I’m sure you’ve heard of Robots roaming around hospitals or helping with surgical operations, but there’s something else robots can do; rehabilitate. Rehabilitation robots are robots that help restore or improve physical movement ((Reinkensmeyer). “Therapy robots are machines or tools for rehabilitation therapists that allow patients to perform practice movements aided by the robot” (Reinkensmeyer, David. “Rehabilitation robot.” britannica.com. Britannica, 24 May. 2016. Web.8 Jan. 2018. https://www.britannica.com/technology/rehabilitation-robot ). If someone is on medication such as Serotonin reuptake inhibitor medication and it doesn’t work, they have the option of rehabilitating with the help of a robot (Claflin). There are many types of robots that have changed the way we think of the present and the future, the rehabilitation/therapy robot is one of them. George Devol was born on February 20,1912, he was only 9 years old when the word “robot” was officially introduced to the world by Karel Capek’s play “Rossum’s Universal Robot” in 1921 (Malone). In the early 1940’s he created the “early” version of the Microwave, it cooked and dispensed hot dog (Davison). Devol also created the automatic door and the first photoelectric entrance counter. Little did society know that this man, George Charles Devol would invent the first digitally operated and programmable robotic arm alongside 40 other patents (Malone). “He attended Riordan Prep and gained some practical experience helping run the school’s electric light plant” (Malone, Bob. “George Devol: A Life Devoted To Invention and Robots” https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/industrial-robots/george-devol-a-life-devoted-to-invention-and-robots . He had a great education along with that he was born into wealth so he basically didn’t need help getting things started. The end effector and exoskeleton are examples of robotic devices that help with motor rehabilitation (Chang, Yun-Hee). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3859002/ Lastly, there are many types of robots that have changed the way we think of the present and the future, the rehabilitation/therapy robot is one of them. They help everyday people and active and retired veterans.