A mechanism for elbow exoskeleton for customised training.

Manna, S.K. and Dubey, V. N., 2017. A mechanism for elbow exoskeleton for customised training. In: International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), 17-20 July 2017, London, UK, 1597 - 1602.

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DOI: 10.1109/ICORR.2017.8009476

Abstract

It is well proven that repetitive extensive training consisting of active and passive therapy is effective for patients suffering from neuromuscular deficits. The level of difficulty in rehabilitation should be increased with time to improve the neurological muscle functions. A portable elbow exoskeleton has been designed that will meet these requirements and potentially offers superior outcomes than human-assisted training. The proposed exoskeleton can provide both active and passive rehabilitation in a single structure without changing its configuration. The idea is to offer three levels of rehabilitation; namely active, passive and stiffness control in a single device using a single actuator. The mechanism also provides higher torque to weight ratio making it an energy efficient mechanism.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Computer Simulation; Elbow; Equipment Design; Exercise Therapy; Exoskeleton Device; Humans; Stroke Rehabilitation
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:30580
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:01 May 2018 08:59
Last Modified:01 May 2018 08:59

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